Two iSchool alumni selected as ALA Emerging Leaders

Two iSchool alumni have been selected by the American Library Association (ALA) to participate in its 2024 class of Emerging Leaders.

Shuyi Liu (MSLIS '19, CAS '23) and Ashley Mitchell (MSLIS '21) are included in this year's class of fifty individuals from across the country. This leadership development initiative provides opportunities for newer library professionals to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, observe ALA structure, and serve the profession in a leadership capacity.

The Emerging Leaders program will kick off in January with an in-person, day-long session during the ALA LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience event. Participants will continue in an online learning and networking environment for six months. The program culminates in June with a poster session at the 2024 ALA Annual Conference, where Emerging Leaders will discuss the results of their project planning work.

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