February 17, 2018

Scarecrow’s Lambert Named to Head American Library in Paris

By LJ Staff

The American Library in Paris (ALP) board of trustees has selected Shirley
Lambert as the new director of the library, which with 90,000 volumes,
constitutes the largest English-language collection in continental Europe.
Lambert joins the ALP from Scarecrow Press, where she has been associate
publisher and editorial director for the past seven years. Lambert, who holds an
MBA as well as an MLS degree, also speaks French, having spent a year at the
Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris when she was an undergraduate. ALP is
funded by grants, fundraising efforts, and membership fees. It functions as a
public library, with one-third of its membership American and another third
French, as well as a resource for students, especially French students in
American Studies. It was founded in 1920 by the American Library Association
(ALA) and a board member still acts as a liaison with ALA.