Webinar: ALA Presidential Candidates Forum

Speaker Candidates Gina Millsap, Barbara Stripling

Join us online as ALA Presidential candidates Gina Millsap and Barbara Stripling present brief remarks and answer informal questions from webinar attendees.  There is no fee to attend this presentation, but registration is required.
As the Chief Executive Officer of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Gina Millsap leads an organization of 225 incredible employees serving a library-loving community of 173,000. With 36 years in the industry, Gina's worked in three extraordinary libraries in Missouri, Iowa and Kansas and has been a library director for fifteen years. She is nationally known for presenting on cutting edge issues, including 21st century librarianship, process improvement, the use of market segmentation to grow and develop library services, and the strategic changes necessary for libraries to thrive in the 21st century.  Gina Millsap is a Library Journal 2007 Mover and Shaker , past president of the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) of the American Library Association, and serves on the board of Library Renewal, an organization working on solutions to ebook and digital content issues for libraries.

Barbara Stripling has been Director of School Library Services for the 1700 public schools in New York City for the last seven years.  After 20 years as a classroom teacher and school librarian in Colorado, North Carolina, and Arkansas, Barbara became Library Power Director in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she developed the local Library Power initiative of library revitalization/reform and sustained professional development for librarians.  Barbara returned to Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 1998 to become Director of Instructional Services for the school district for four years. In 2002, she moved to New York City to develop and direct the library program at an educational foundation, New Visions for Public Schools, until she took the position at the New York City Department of Education in January 2005.  In May 2011, Barbara earned her doctorate degree from the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University. In January 2012, she will join the faculty at Syracuse University as an Assistant Professor of Practice.

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Organizer Laura Forshay


Wed, Mar. 7, 2012
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. US/Eastern

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