Loriene Roy

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Loriene Roy "began her term as President-Elect of the American Library Association on June 28, 2006, and was inaugurated as the 2007-2008 President of ALA at the 2007 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Loriene was elected ALA Councilor-At-Large for two terms, 1997-2000 and 2004-2006. She served on a number of ALA Council Committees including the Committee on Education, Committee on Committees, Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship, and Nominating Committee as well as on the ALA Presidential Advisory Boards or Task Forces for ALA Presidents Sarah A. Long, John W. Berry, and Carla Hayden. She held appointments on ALA Division Committees for the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), Public Library Association (PLA), and Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), committees for the International Relations Round Table, and the Steering Committee for the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color. She was the 1997-1998 President of the American Indian Library Association. Loriene is a proud member of the Corazon de Tejas chapter of REFORMA and Associate Member of Te Ropu Whakahau, Maori in Libraries and Information Management.

"Loriene serves on the Advisory boards/committees for El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros, the International Children's Digital Library, the Sequoyah Research Center, and WebJunction.org. Her work is centered on developing and promoting library services and cultural heritage initiatives with and for indigenous populations. She founded and directs “If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything,” a national reading club for Native children and “Honoring Generations,” an IMLS-funded graduate scholarship program for indigenous students. She has written extensively on these and other efforts.

"Loriene has received a number of professional awards including the 2006 ALA Equality Award, 2007 Library Journal “Mover & Shaker,” Outstanding 2002 Alumna from the University of Arizona’s School of Information Resources and Library Services, the Joe and Bettie Branson Ward Excellence Award for Research, Teaching, or Demonstration Activities that Contribute to Changes of Positive Value to Society, two Texas Exes Teaching Awards, and two James W. Vick Texas Excellence Awards for Academic Advisors.

"Loriene’s partner, Dr. Raymond J. Mooney, is a Professor of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in artificial intelligence and rule-based logic systems." [1]

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  1. Bio, Loriene Roy, accessed January 10, 2009.