MLS Alumnus, Julius Jefferson, is in the Running for the 2020-2021 ALA Presidency

MLS Alumnus, Julius Jefferson, is in the Running for the 2020-2021 ALA Presidency

Picture of Julius Jefferson, candidate for 2020-21 ALA Presidency

Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., Section Head Research and Library Services, Library of Congress, is a candidate for the 2020-21 presidency of the American Library Association, ALA. Jefferson received his BA in History from Howard University and MLS from the University of Maryland.

“It is an honor to stand as a candidate for ALA President,” said Jefferson. “I look forward to being a champion for library workers who should be recognized and celebrated for the value they bring to the communities they serve. I am also enthusiastic about advocating for a healthy library economy, creating strong financial support for libraries. The significance of ALA is the instrumental role our members perform in our communities. As ALA President, I will seek to ensure that all voices are valued together so we can transform lives.”

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