Steve chats with Loida Garcia-Febo, President of the American Library Association (2018-2019), about her path to librarianship, visiting Puerto Rice post-Hurricane Maria, highlights of her ALA Presidency so far, and the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession.
Loida Garcia-Febo is an international library consultant, researcher and expert on topics such as human rights, advocacy and services to multicultural populations. She has served communities as academic, public, school, and special librarian in Puerto Rico and Queens. She has taught in 21 countries and has advocated on behalf of libraries at the United Nations, US Congress, NYC City Hall, NY State Senate and on streets and sidewalks of New York. She completed two terms on the IFLA Governing Board where she Chaired the Action for Development through Libraries Programme (ALP) and is currently a member of CPDWL. Loida is the President of the American Library Association (2018-2019).
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