“I am running for the CLA Board because I believe that advocacy for our profession is more important than ever during this challenging period. At a time when libraries are closing and our relevance is being questioned, we must all step up and do our part by sharing stories, collaborating, and helping one another. This is also a time for continuous transformation. I have seen vast changes in the profession in the past 15 years—changes to our role as librarians, the programs we offer, the delivery of services—and I’m eager to be part of a team that shapes and directs change in California Libraries. I look forward to the opportunity to serve with others who share the same vision. In this era of uncertainty, it is important to remember California Library Association is our community, and by working together, being engaged and staying positive, it will lead us to an exciting future!”
Alice Kuo's Background
Alice has been working in public libraries since high school. She is currently the Deputy Director of Library Services at Sierra Madre Library. Her responsibilities include: day to day operations, staff development and training, collection development, One Book One City and the library’s READ campaign. She has also worked for South Pasadena, Monterey Park, Placentia, Arcadia, and Monrovia Libraries in various departments-Circulation, Literacy, Technical Services and Adult Services. Alice earned her MLIS from San Jose State University, and is a member of CLA, ALA and Chair of the SCLC A/V Interest Group. She is also a 2010 Eureka! Leadership Institute Fellow.
In Alice’s spare time, she loves to travel and explore new cuisines with her husband Mark, as often as allowable with their fur-baby Zadie by her side.