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:

  • 2020- Patrick Maracle
  • 2019-Lorisia MacLeod
  • 2018- Rhiannon Sorrell 
  • 2017- Joy Bridwell
  • 2016- 
  • 2015-Valarie Kingsland 
  • 2014-Aaron LaFromboise 
  • 2013- Jennifer Himmelreich
  • 2012: Shannon Rosenbaum
  • 2011: Melanie Toledo

AILA members have also participated in the Emerging Leaders program:

  • Jody Gray
  • Holly Tomren