UNLV University Libraries Dean Maggie Farrell was elected treasurer of the American Library Association for 2019-2022. She will assume her role as treasurer during the 2019 ALA Annual Conference scheduled in Washington, D.C. this summer.
“I am honored to serve ALA members as we consider the financial infrastructure required to advance our strategic initiatives. It was a pleasure to stand for election with Andrew [K. Pace], who demonstrated depth of character, and I appreciate his continued service to our Association,” Farrell said in a release announcing her win.
Farrell, who has been a member of ALA for 30 years, currently serves as chair of the Budget Analysis and Review Committee. She has previously served on ALA Council as Councilor-at-Large and as Association of College and Research Libraries Division Councilor. She is an active member of ACRL, the Library Leadership and Management Association, and United for Libraries, as well as the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table, Government Documents Round Table, Social Responsibilities Round Table, the Intellectual Freedom Round Table, and the International Relations Round Table. Farrell is also a member of Reforma: The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking. In addition to her ALA service, Farrell has been active in numerous state associations, including Arizona, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming. She has also served on the board of trustees of OCLC.