Listen Online: Cindy Hohl, ALA 2023-2024 President-Elect, Interviewed on Kansas City Public Radio
From KCUR Radio
On Wednesday, Cindy Hohl became the first person from a Kansas City-area public library to be elected president of the American Library Association.
“I am very excited. This is a great opportunity for Kansas City and for our library to be seen as the leaders, not only in librarianship, but in the information field,” said Hohl on KCUR’s Up To Date Thursday.
“We care deeply about everyone having equal access to information,” she said.
It is the first time in 90 years someone from Missouri will hold the highest-elected position at the 58,000 member organization. Hohl is also the second Native American to hold the post since the ALA’s founding in 1876.
“I’m Dakota of the Santee Sioux Nation of Nebraska. So I’m the past president of the American Indian Library Association as well,” said Hohl. “I have served in many leadership positions, so to be supported by my colleagues in the ALA is very special.”
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.