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Ojibwe woman elected to lead library association


Loriene Roy, a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, has been elected as the first Native American president of the American Library Association.

Roy won the election with 65 percent of the vote. She is a professor of library and information science at the University of Texas School of Information. She founded If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything, a national reading club for Indian children.

As head of the ALA, Roy hopes to draw more attention to Indian communities. She won with 65 percent of the vote.

Get the Story:
UT professor selected as library association head (The Austin Business Journal 4/8)

Relevant Links:
Loriene Roy - http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~loriene
If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything - http://www.gslis.utexas.edu/~ifican
American Library Association - http://www.ala.org

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