Name and title/position at ALSC: Linda Mays. Program Officer, Projects and Partnerships. This includes managing grants we receive to further certain projects, such as El día de los niños/El día de los libros. I also work with outside organizations to promote libraries and literacy, such as PBS and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Education: BA in English and Journalism
Family (including pets!): No siblings; but I have 23 cousins, and I stay in touch with all of them.
Years with ALSC/ALA: 7 with ALSC; 10 (this April) with ALA
Favorite Children’s book (as a child): Black Beauty
Favorite Children’s book (today): Too many to mention
Favorite Author: Richard Peck is one among many.
What celebrity would you like to meet (if any)? Anna Quindlen; she is so insightful.
What junk food is your downfall? Ice cream; any flavor
Favorite vacation spot? Vancouver, B.C.
If you weren’t working at ALSC, what would your dream job be? Honestly, this is my dream job. I think the work of ALSC lets all the staff know that we make a difference.
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