Congratulations to Dora Ho, a long-time APALA member, on her election to the ALA Executive Board! Here’s an excerpt from the official press release:

Dora T. Ho, Sylvia K. Norton and Michael Porter have been elected to serve on the American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board. The new board members were elected by the ALA Council in a vote taken at the 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 7 to 11 in San Diego. Ho, Norton and Porter will each serve three-year terms beginning in July 2011 and concluding in June 2014.

Ho is a young adult librarian/program specialist at the Los Angeles Public Library. She has served on Council as councilor-at-large since 2003. Ho has served on numerous committees and was president of the New Members Round Table (NMRT) 2001-2002. She is also a member of the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) as well as the California Library Association, the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) and the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), which she served as both president and treasurer. Ho holds both a BS and MLS degree with specialization in special libraries from UCLA.

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