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Carlene Engstrom, AILA President, issues the following statement: 

The American Indian Library Association's Executive Board has voted to endorse the 
election of Loriene Roy,  for ALA President.  We wish her the greatest of success 
in her campaign.  Please offer her any support you can.

Roy was elected as ALA Councilor-at-Large for two terms, 1997-2000 and 2004-2006. 
She chairs ALA's Committee on Education and the Education Assembly and served on 
Council committees and committees of the Association for Library Service to 
Children (ALSC), the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Reference and User 
Services Association (RUSA).
She is a past president of the American Indian Library Association (AILA) and on 
the steering committee of the 2006 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color.
In 1999, Roy founded "If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything," a national reading club 
for Native children. She also directs "Honoring Generations," an Institute for 
Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded scholarship program for indigenous 
students. Roy is widely published, including a
festschrift in honor of Marvin Scilken. She serves on several advisory 
boards/steering committees, including El día de los niños/El día de los libros, the 
Sequoyah Research Center, and WebJunction.
Library Journal named Roy a 2005 "Mover & Shaker," and she has received four Texas 
Excellence Awards for teaching and student advising. Roy received a Ph.D. from the 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.L.S. from the University of 
Arizona. She is Anishinabe (Ojibwe), enrolled on the White Earth Reservation, a 
member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe.

Forwarded by:
Terry Bynum
Media Specialist
Fond du Lac Ojibwe School
49 University Rd
Cloquet, Mn.  55720-8520
Voice 218-878-7556
Fax 218-878-8052


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