Date: May 11, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, email@example.com
NMSU Librarian John C. Sandstrom is one of thirty-three new councilors-at-large elected for three-year terms on the ALA (American Library Association) Council. His term will begin at the conclusion of the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, California, and extend through the end of the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.
Sandstrom joined the Library faculty as the Acquisitions Librarian in 2011. He received his master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Oklahoma in 1987 and his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Texas, El Paso, in 2010.
John is very active in regional and national library associations including the Border Regional Library Association and the American Library Association. He was named the Border Regional Library Association Librarian of the Year in 2007.
The ALA Council is the governing body of the American Library Association. It delegates to the divisions of the Association the authority to plan and carry out programs and activities with policy established by the Council. The Council includes one hundred members-at-large as well as Association officers and representatives of state, provincial and territorial ALA chapters, Association divisions, and larger Association round tables.
For more information, contact Sandstrom at (575) 646-8093 or firstname.lastname@example.org.