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Weekly News Digest

April 11, 2024 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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ALA Election Outcomes

On April 8, ALA announced that Raymond Pun won the 2025–2026 ALA presidency. Pun is academic and research librarian at the Alder Graduate School of Education in California. Cindy Hohl, director of policy analysis and operational support at Kansas City Public Library in Missouri is 2024–2025 ALA president.

Brad Warren, dean of libraries at Augusta University in Georgia, was elected ACRL president for 2025–2026. Two members were elected to join the board of directors: Rachel M. Minkin, interim associate dean for teaching and learning at Michigan State University, and Carrie Forbes, director of the School of Undergraduate Studies and university librarian at Southern Oregon University.

Dr. Brandy McNeil, deputy director of branch programs and services at The New York Public Library, was elected 2025–2026 PLA president. Two members were elected to join the board of directors: Laura McGrath, deputy director of the Skokie Public Library in Illinois, and Padma Polepeddi, assistant director of public services and community outreach at Jefferson County Public Library in Colorado.

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures—a division of ALA—announced that Kevin A.R. King, director of East Lansing Public Library in Michigan, was elected 2025–2026 Core president. Two members were elected to join the board of directors: Cara Calabrese, acquisitions and access librarian at Miami University, and Amy Swartz, head of library technology at Columbia Law School. Emily Fidelman, head of metadata services at West Virginia University, was elected chair of the Metadata and Collections Section.

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