As Treasurer, Neal will provide leadership for Association financial and budgetary policies and directions, working with the Executive Board and Council, and with the Endowment Trustees. The Treasurer is an advocate for ALA, the profession of librarianship, and libraries across the U.S. and the world.
"It is a deep honor to be elected by the members of ALA to serve as Treasurer over the next three years, and to have the opportunity to work with member leaders and outstanding staff to advance our professional aspirations and impact," Neal stated.
The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, founded in 1876 and with over 62,000 librarians and library supporters as members. Its core mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information.