Libraries transform communities.
That is the theme Princeton Public Library Director Leslie Burger plans to put to work during her year as president of the American Library Association.
Inaugurated as the 2006-2007 president on June 27 at the ALA conference in New Orleans, Ms. Burger said she is excited about the opportunity to head the 64,000-member organization.
"It's clearly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," she said.
Last year, Ms. Burger prevailed over Christine Lind Hage, director of the Clinton-Macomb Public Library in Clinton Township, Mich., in the nationwide balloting for ALA president-elect. In assuming the presidency, Ms. Burger's primary responsibilities will include presiding over the year's four meetings as well as acting as a spokeswoman for the organization. Other duties remain to be seen, Ms. Burger said.