Meet ALA’s Next Executive Director

From American Libraries Magazine

“Tracie D. Hall will begin on February 24 as the American Library Association’s new executive director, the 10th executive director—and the first female African-American executive director—in ALA’s 143-year history. In her role, Hall will oversee the oldest and largest library association in the world, made up of 57,000 members and more than 200 staffers.Hall comes to the Association from the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation and has worked at Seattle Public Library, the New Haven (Conn.) Free Public Library, Hartford (Conn.) Public Library, and Queens (N.Y.) Public Library. She also previously worked at ALA in the early 2000s as director of the Office for Diversity.She received her MLIS from the Information School at University of Washington in Seattle and holds a master’s in international and area studies with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa from Yale University. She also has dual bachelor’s degrees in law and society and black studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.”

Meet ALA’s Next Executive Director