Three iSchool alumnae chosen as ALA Emerging Leaders

Master of Library and Information Science alumni Alpha DeLap, ’13, Alyssa Jocson Porter, ’13 and Katherine Donaldson, ’14, have been named to the American Library Association Emerging Leaders Class of 2016.

The ALA Emerging Leaders Program seeks to develop leadership skills in library workers early in their careers. The 50 participants from across the country gather for problem-solving work groups and peer networking, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. The prestigious program puts participants on the fast track to ALA committee volunteerism, as well as other professional library-related organizations.

“We welcome the 2016 class of ALA Emerging Leaders and are confident that each individual selected will bring talent, fresh ideas and perspectives, and commitment to contribute to the important work of the Association,” said Maureen Sullivan, the Emerging Leaders program facilitator and working group co-chair.

Emerging Leaders kicks off during the ALA 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Boston with an orientation and training. Program participants will then continue in an online learning and networking environment for six months, culminating in a poster session at the ALA 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando that will showcase the results of their project planning work.

Learn more about the Emerging Leaders Program and find a full list of participants at the ALA website.