Alire for President!
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Dean Emerita, University of New Mexico and Colorado State University

Past President of ALA, ACRL, and national REFORMA

Winner of five major awards and featured in Hispanic Business Magazine as one of 100 most influential Hispanics in the U.S.



Through her professional positions, professional service, and scholarship, Dr. Camila Alire is recognized as a library leader. She is Dean Emerita at the University of New Mexico and Colorado State University. Her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado and her MLS from the University of Denver helped prepare her for leadership in the library profession.

She has served the profession well as president of ALA (2009), president of the Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL 2005), and president of national REFORMA (1993). Camila has co-authored books on academic librarianship, emotionally intelligent leadership, library services to Latino communities, disaster planning/recovery, and management basics. She has also written and presented on various aspects of diversity, on library advocacy, and  library marketing.   

Because of her leadership and scholarship abilities, Camila was honored with the ALA/Lippincott Award for Distinguished Service; the CALA Presidential Recognition Award, and the ALA Achievement in Library Diversity Research Award. She also received the first ALA Elizabeth Futas’ Catalyst for Change Award and the National REFORMA’s Librarian of the Year Award. Camila was named Scholar-in-Residence for the Chicago Public Library System and was honored one year by Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the U.S. Most recently, Camila was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to sit on the National Endowment for the Humanities Board of Advisors.

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