Dr. Maria McCauley elected to the American Library Association Executive Board.


3/8/2018

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Cambridge Public Library Director elected to American Library Association Executive Board   

The Cambridge Public Library (CPL) is excited to announce that Director of Libraries, Dr. Maria McCauley, has been elected to the American Library Association's (ALA) Executive Board. The Board consists of the president, president-elect, immediate past president, treasurer, executive director, and eight members elected by Council from its membership for three-year terms.   

The American Library Association is a nonprofit organization based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally. It is the oldest and largest library association in the world. The Executive Board provides leadership and vision for ALA and its 58,000+ members.  

"I'm honored by this new opportunity. ALA helped me to get my start working in this profession. Its professional development opportunities, including an ALA Spectrum Scholarship, have helped to prepare me for leadership roles." said McCauley. "ALA has enriched my life and I want to give back."   

Elections took place at the Annual ALA Midwinter Conference in February 2018. The new members will officially join the Board in July 2018. For more information, please see the press release from ALA here

About Maria Taesil Hudson McCauley: 

Maria McCauley has served as Director of Libraries for the City of Cambridge since August 2016 where she oversees seven libraries. She began her library career 18 years ago at the Cambridge Public Library in Circulation and Reference Services. Before returning to Cambridge, Maria served as the Director of Libraries in Santa Monica, Director of Libraries for the City of Somerville, and held several library positions at Northeastern University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a PhD from Simmons. She is an American Library Association (ALA) Councilor-At-Large and has recently been elected to ALA’s Executive Board. Her research has been published in College & Research Libraries, Library Management and portal.