Chair's and President's Programs
ALA Unit/Subunit: RUSA
Meeting Type: President's Program,Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African-American Librarian of Congress, is an avid proponent of proactive public services that support discovery and enrich communities. In her new role, she seeks to make the Library’s collections and stories come alive for all Americans regardless of their proximity to the nation’s capital. Former ALA President Courtney Young will engage Dr. Hayden in a wide-ranging conversation about forging roles for library services in meeting the needs of today’s varied and diverse populations.
RUSA President, Chris LeBeau will also be presenting RUSA's division level achievement awards to: Eleanor Mitchell and Sarah Watstein, winners of the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award, sponsored by Credo; Kaite Stover, winner of the Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award, sponsored by NoveList; The State Historical Society of Iowa, winner of the John Sessions Memorial Award, sponsored by the Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO; and Toledo Lucas County Public Library, winner of the Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Services, sponsored by ReferenceUSA.