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Stevens, Oliver seek 2010 - 2011 ALA presidency: Roberta Stevens and Kenton L. Oliver are candidates for the 2010-2011 presidency of the American Library Association (ALA). Stevens is currently outreach projects and partnerships officer at the Library of Congress and project manager for the National Book Festival.
Since 2001, Oliver, executive director of the Stark County District Library in Canton, Ohio, has overseen a library district serving an area of 256,000 residents with 11 locations. Prior to that, in a career spanning more than 30 years, he has been associate director for branch services for the Johnson County Library in Overland Park, Kan.; library director of the Olathe Public Library in Olathe, Kan.; and head of public services for the Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, Mo.