I am running for CLA President because I believe in the power and importance of professional organizations. CLA has been through some difficult times and is on the road to recovery. I am interested in working to strengthen CLA as a healthy organization as defined by Patrick Lencioni in his book The Advantage, “an organization is healthy when it is whole, consistent and complete, that is, when its management, operations, strategy and culture fit together and make sense.” I believe I can help CLA progress along this path and in so doing, make it a stronger and more effective voice for all of us who work in and love libraries.
Teresa Landers's Background
Education: B.A. History/Latin American Studies Williams College (1976); MA Librarianship, University of Denver (1978); MA Organizational Management, University of Phoenix (1999). 33 years experience working in all areas of public libraries. Yakima (WA)Valley Regional Library (1981-1984), Phoenix (AZ) Metro Area (1984-1999), Corvallis-Benton County (OR) Public Library (1999-2009), Santa Cruz (CA) Public Libraries (2009- present). Oregon Librarian of the Year in 2007, Horner Fellow to Fujian Province, China, President Oregon Library Association Public Library Division (2004), OLA Conference Chair (2003), Chair Pacific Library Partnership (2011-present), Incoming President County Librarians Association (2013), CLA Conference Co-Chair 2012