The American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders (EL) program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. It puts participants on the fast track to ALA committee volunteerism as well as other professional library-related organizations.
AILA has sponsored these Emerging Leaders:
2012: Shannon Rosenbaum
2011: Melanie Toledo
AILA members have also participated in the Emerging Leaders program:
Working to improve library and information services for American Indians