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Tracie Hall Appointed First African American ALA Director

Tracie Hall has made history as the first African American woman to be appointed executive director of the 57,000-member American Library Association.

Hall, who most recently directed the culture portfolio at the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation, takes office on Feb. 4.

Over the years, Hall has worked at the Seattle Public Library, the New Haven Free Library, Queens Public Library and Hartford Free Public Library.

A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she double-majored in law and society and Black studies, Hall earned a master’s degree in international and area studies from Yale University and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Washington.

Founded 143 years ago, ALA ranks as the oldest and largest library association in the world, with members in academic, public, school, government and special libraries.

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