End of Year Message: Standing Strong Together


As 2017 comes to a close, I am reflecting on our successes and challenges within the library community.

One beautiful common point that has transpired throughout 2017 is our passion...our passion for our library profession, our passion for the diverse communities we serve, and our passion to preserve our core values.

You are the fire // I am the fire

You are the one you’ve been waiting for // I am the one I’ve been waiting for -- Lzzy Hale

Together, we can bring the change we need to impact public policy, our profession, and the communities we serve. Together, our great Library Team can fight for libraries to keep them open, recruit and retain our library information workers, and restore budgets.

In these challenging times, as we seek to hire a new ALA Executive Director and navigate policy changes out of Washington, DC, let’s stand strong and together.

I wish you all the best in the coming year.

In Library Love,


#TogetherWeCan #SiSePuede

Loida Garcia-Febo