October 19, 2021

“ALA Chief Tracie Hall: Libraries Must Evolve To Meet Needs of More Diverse Suburbs”

From The Daily Herald (Suburban Chicago Newspaper):

Suburban libraries must diversify their resources, programming and staffing to better serve growing populations of blacks, Latinos and immigrants, says the first black woman to lead the American Library Association.

Tracie Hall, whose appointment as executive director of the nation’s oldest and largest library association takes effect Feb. 24, notes that libraries have to adapt to changes reflected in the “suburbanization of people of color.”

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Suburban libraries must diversify their resources, programming and staffing to better serve growing populations of blacks, Latinos and immigrants, says the first black woman to lead the American Library Association.

Tracie Hall, whose appointment as executive director of the nation’s oldest and largest library association takes effect Feb. 24, notes that libraries have to adapt to changes reflected in the “suburbanization of people of color.”

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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