May 20, 2022

Now Available: “Public Library Association (PLA) President’s Report, Ramiro Salazar, 2019-2020”

From the Introduction to the Report (via ALA Repository)

The Public Library Association (PLA) envisions a future where public libraries serve at the intersection of vibrant communities and a strong democracy. Our association works to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to communities. Our groundbreaking initiatives do more than develop new skills – they move our profession to ever more innovative places. And our continuing education opportunities don’t just improve public library services, they build public library leaders. Even as the COVID-19 crisis created uncertainty for PLA and public libraries, we responded powerfully, helping libraries navigate through great risks and reinforce their essential roles in communities. We know that wherever public libraries are working, possibility lives.

PLA makes ALA a stronger organization by aligning our strategic priorities with ALA’s; by contributing to ALA’s bottom line through membership, overhead, and increased capacity; and by strengthening library networks. We’re stronger together.

The annual report (13 pages; PDF) includes the following sections:

  • COVID-19 Response
  • Organizational Excellence
  • Transformation Leadership
  • Advocacy & Awareness
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Social Justice
  • Conferences and Professional Development
  • Publications & Media

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