2017 Keynote Address
Dr. Camila Alire
Thursday, November 9
An Adventure In Inspiration: Advocacy With Soul
Have you ever had a passion that you wanted to share with others? Have you ever had to help others understand something that you felt so strongly about? Have you ever had to speak for someone or some program? All of these situations involved advocacy – advocacy with soul. There is no cookie cutter approach to advocacy; but you have to do it with passion and soul. You really have to believe in that for which you advocate. Dr. Alire will provide advice not only on how to advocate with soul but also on how anyone can do it if inspired over something such as a cause, person/group, program, etc.
About the Speaker
Dr. Camila Alire is Dean Emeritus at the University of New Mexico and Colorado State University and serves as the principal in Alire & Associates. She received her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado and an MLS from the University of Denver. Camila is past president of ALA, ACRL (Association for College and Research Libraries) and national REFORMA.
Camila has co-authored books on library management, academic librarianship, emotionally intelligent leadership, and library service to Latinos. She was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Council on the Humanities. Camila was honored by ALA in 2015 with the ALA Equity Award and in 2011 with the ALA/Lippincott Award for Distinguished Service; the CALA Presidential Recognition Award, and the ALA Achievement in Library Diversity Research Award. Additionally, she was awarded the ALA Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change award and the national REFORMA’s Librarian of the Year award. Hispanic Business Magazine named Camila one year as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the U.S.
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