Dr. Camila Alire, MLS '74
Camila is the ALA President-Elect for 2008-2009. Dr. Alire is Dean Emerita at the University of New Mexico and Colorado State University. She has additionally served as Dean/Director of Libraries at University of Colorado at Denver. Other previous library experience includes serving as a community college library director, head of a special library, school librarian (K-12), and assistant to the dean/instructor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Librarianship and Information Management (GSLIM). Camila received her doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.
Camila maintains an outstanding record of service in the profession and is an active and long-standing member and leader of several associations. She is active in the American Library Association, currently chairs the ALA Committee on Legislation, has chaired several ALA Committees (Nominating, Committee on Education, American Libraries Advisory Committee), and has served on four ALA President's Special Advisory Task Forces. She has served on the ALA Council and on the ALA Executive Board, is past-president of the Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and served as chair of the 2005 ACRL National Conference. She is a member of REFORMA (National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to the Spanish-Speaking), serving as national president and chair of several committees. In addition, Camila has been a member of the DU LIS Advisory Board since 1995.