UI Librarian Selected as an Emerging Leader in the Library Profession

Tuesday, November 12 2013


For the fourth consecutive year, a University of Idaho librarian has received national recognition with acceptance into the American Library Association’s (ALA) prestigious Emerging Leaders program. Annie Gaines, scholarly communications librarian, has been selected as one of 56 participants from all over the United States for the Class of 2014 Emerging Leaders. Kathleen Monks was selected in 2013, Kristin Henrich in 2012 and Ben Hunter in 2011. Gaines’ participation was sponsored by ALA’s Library and Information Technology Association (LITA).

The Emerging Leaders program, now in its eighth year, awards grants to newer library professionals to attend ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in January and Annual Conference in June, where they participate in problem-solving work groups with their peers and serve the profession in a leadership capacity.

The American Library Association promotes libraries and library education internationally. It is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 62,000 members.