February 17, 2018

ALA-APA Director Should Begin by Midwinter

By LJ Staff

At the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference last June in Toronto, ALA officials acknowledged that the emerging ALA-APA (Allied Professional Association) had been slow to get off the ground, in part because of limited finances. However, ALA was advertising for a new director, and it was hoped that director could start in September. That process has been delayed somewhat. Interviews with finalists for the job are scheduled for November 4, and the new official should be on the job, at the latest, by the Midwinter Meeting in San Diego, said Mary Ghikas, ALA’s senior associate executive director.