Communicating the Power and Impact of Libraries

Libraries are core to our society providing educational, economic development, and recreational resources available to all citizens regardless of class, race, age, or philosophy. Libraries are a great equalizer for our communities. The American Library Association has been on the forefront of advocacy but there is more we can do to tell the story of how libraries change lives and contribute to a vibrant society. As ALA President, I will focus on communication and advocacy to promote libraries and the work of librarians and library workers.

ALA has a successful history in shaping local and national policies. As president, I will ensure that our association is financially strong, diverse, inclusive, and focused on strategic initiatives so that we continue to be the leader on national information and intellectual freedom policies.

Thank you for visiting this webpage and for your service to our association. Please vote for Maggie in the ALA elections March 19 - April 25, 2014.

Maggie Farrell

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Maggie Farrell for ALA President

For a bit of Friday/election humor - 10 Reasons you should vote for Maggie for ALA President (with apologies to David Letterman) 10. Maggie has experience in advocating for school, public, and academic libraries. 9. As a past ALA councilor, Maggie respects member engagement. 8. Maggie knows how to use ALA Connect. 7. Difficult assignments are given to Maggie; Traditional Cultural Expressions and FDLP Task Forces as examples. 6. Maggie has style AND substance. 5. Finances are second nature for Maggie having served on the ACRL, OCLC, and BCR Boards. 4. Those boots, hats, and Rockmount shirt are the real deal. 3. Maggie stands for ALA values including intellectual freedom, inclusion, diversity, and privacy. 2. Maggie's facilitation skills will be instrumental in developing the next strategic plan. And the number one reason you should vote for Maggie - 1. Once you vote for Maggie, you will cease to receive ALA email reminders to vote. ... See MoreSee Less

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Attending student government senate meeting. They are considering a bill - of their own initiative - to fund new collaborative furniture in the main library. A result of me connecting with stakeholders and working together on shared goals. ... See MoreSee Less

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