Congratulations to Jonathan Lu, who was selected as this year's GLA sponsored ALA Emerging Leader.
Jon is presently the Adult Services Librarian in the Cartersville Library of the Bartow County Library System. In his present position, he offers reference assistance, plans programming, and maintains the library's MySpace page. He also provides leadership in the areas of interlibrary loan and lab management at his branch.
He was selected for his enthusiasm in serving patrons, his contributions to committee service, and his documented creativity and hard work.
Jon completed his MLIS at the University of Pittsburgh in 2005.
The American Library Association's Emerging Leaders Program was begun in 2007 by then president Leslie Burger. The program "is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. It puts participants on the fast track to ALA committee volunteerism as well as other professional library-related organizations"