May 24, 2022

ALA’s ASCLA and RUSA Divisions Have a New Executive Director

From ASCLA Blog Post by Mary Ghikas, ALA Interim Executive Director:

Please join me in welcoming Jessica Hughes as the new Executive Director of The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), divisions of the American Library Association. Jessica will start with ALA on Monday, October 9, 2017.

Jessica currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association. Prior to her current position, she was their Director of Development (2010) and Director of Strategic Initiatives (2011). Before joining Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association, Jessica was the Director of Development for Community Christian School. She also held positions at Northwestern College and at the Minnesota Electrical Association. Jessica has a B.S in Organizational Development from Northwestern College and has studied Philanthropy and Development at St. Mary’s University.

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