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Tracie D. Hall named to TIME's Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

  • 1.  Tracie D. Hall named to TIME's Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

    Posted Apr 13, 2023 09:59 AM

    CHICAGO – TIME has named Tracie D. Hall to the 2023 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The full list and related tributes appear in the April 24 issue of TIME, available on newsstands on Friday, April 14, and now at time.com/time100

    The list, now in its twentieth year, recognizes the impact, innovation and achievement of the world's most influential individuals. Follow @TIME for updates about the list on Twitter and Instagram and at Facebook.com/TIME. #TIME100

    Hall is the tenth executive director of the American Library Association and the first Black woman to helm the organization in its nearly 150-year history.

    Hall's work in library and arts administration has focused on advancing early and adult literacy, expanding broadband access and digital instruction, advocating for equitable arts funding and leadership development, increasing educational programs and information services for people who are incarcerated or disenfranchised, and advancing socio-economic mobility in communities that have had limited educational or employment opportunities. In 2022, Hall became only the second librarian to be honored with a National Book Foundation Award for Lifetime Achievement. Most recently, she was named the 2023 recipient of the Literacy Leader Award by scaleLIT and the 2023 Beacon Award recipient by Illinois Humanities as part of its public humanities honors. 

    Hall said, "To be recognized alongside so many extraordinary individuals is incredible in itself. But to be recognized for working to protect the right to read and to advance the ability to read as a librarian, is doubly incredible and a sign to keep going. Those working in libraries today are on the frontlines of protecting our right to free speech and diverse narratives which is the basis of any true democracy. Their work to keep libraries open and accessible, even as censorship efforts escalate and become more extreme, is a testimony to their unrelenting commitment. It is for this reason that this honor is really a collective one in that it recognizes the power and importance of libraries and librarianship at this crucial moment in our nation."



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    Marsha P. Burgess
    Council Secretariat
    American Library Association
    mburgess@ala.org
    (312) 280-3204
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  • 2.  RE: Tracie D. Hall named to TIME's Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

    Posted Apr 13, 2023 10:36 AM
    This is a well-deserved honor for Tracie--and a boost for the library profession as well during a tumultuous time. 

    Congratulations, Tracie! Thank you for all you do. 

    Ssra
    ~~~
    Sara Kelly Johns
    Online Instructor, Syracuse University iSchool
    American Library Association Councilor-at-Large
    American Association of School Librarians Past President (2007-08)
    New York Library Association Past President (2014-15)
    67 Canaras Ave.
    Saranac Lake, NY 12983
    skjohns@gmail.com
    PH: 518-569-2339
    Twitter: @skjohns 
    "All knowledge is spendable currency, depending on the market"--Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings





  • 3.  RE: Tracie D. Hall named to TIME's Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

    Posted Apr 13, 2023 10:38 AM
    This is fabulous! Congratulations Tracie! And thank you on behalf of all of us at ALA! ❤️

    kp



              
    Kimberly Patton, MSM, MLS (she/her/hers)
    YS Collection Development Librarian
    Kansas City Kansas Public Library System
    625 Minnesota Ave. 
    Kansas City, KS 66101
    Phone: (913) 295-8250  ext. 6605

    Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Division Councilor
    Intellectual Freedom Committee
    ALA Children's Book Council

      





  • 4.  RE: Tracie D. Hall named to TIME's Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

    Posted Apr 13, 2023 11:04 AM
    Congratulations, Tracie! What an honor! Cheers. 

    -Erika






  • 5.  RE: Tracie D. Hall named to TIME's Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

    Posted Apr 13, 2023 11:17 AM

    Congratulations, Tracie! This is yet another indication that the larger world supports libraries and the freedom to read!

     

    Dorcas Hand

            Freedom to Read Foundation and ALA/OIF offer webinar on the History of  Intellectual Freedom and Censorship | News and Press Center

     

    Texas Library Assn. on Twitter: "The Texas Library Association (TLA) has  launched a grassroots coalition, Texans for the Right to Read, to amplify  and unify the voices of librarians, educators, parents, students,              Unite Against Book Bans | ACADEME BLOG

    https://www.studentsneedlibrariesinhisd.org/

    https://www.ftrf.org

    https://texansfortherighttoread.com/

    https://uniteagainstbookbans.org/

     

     

     

     






  • 6.  RE: Tracie D. Hall named to TIME's Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

    Posted Apr 13, 2023 11:34 AM
    Well deserved.
    Andrea Lapsley





  • 7.  RE: Tracie D. Hall named to TIME's Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

    Posted Apr 13, 2023 01:25 PM
    My sincerest and heartfelt congratulations Tracie D. Hall:

    You are truly an Exemplar of Leadership in every way dear colleague. 

    Leslie L. Morgan, Councilor at large, 2020-2023







  • 8.  RE: Tracie D. Hall named to TIME's Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

    Posted Apr 14, 2023 01:23 AM
    Wow! Congratulations to ALA's amazing Executive Director!

    Best,
    Amy Lappin
    NH Chapter Councilor






  • 9.  RE: Tracie D. Hall named to TIME's Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

    Posted Apr 14, 2023 07:33 AM
    Congratulations Tracie! �� so proud of you and thankful for your leadership.

    Thank you,
    ~ Adriana

    Adriana Blancarte-Hayward, MLIS

    she / her / ella

    Senior Manager, Community Outreach and Engagement

    Branch Programs and Services

    ALA Councilor-at-Large

    REFORMA Chapter Representative - Eastern Region 


    The New York Public Library

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

    476 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018

    212.592.7555 | x27555

    nypl.org








  • 10.  RE: Tracie D. Hall named to TIME's Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

    Posted Apr 13, 2023 04:01 PM
    What an amazing achievement!  Congratulations, Ms. Hall!

    In solidarity,

    Maria F. Estrella





  • 11.  RE: Tracie D. Hall named to TIME's Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

    Posted Apr 13, 2023 11:43 PM

    This is a remarkable news and well-deserved honor!
    Congratulations, Tracie! <>*<>



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    Anchalee Panigabutra-Roberts
    Head of Cataloging
    University of Tennessee Libraries
    She/Her/Hers
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  • 12.  RE: Tracie D. Hall named to TIME's Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

    Posted Apr 14, 2023 07:47 AM
    Congratulations, Tracie! This recognition is indeed a true testament to your leadership and impact in our profession and society. Thank you! 

    Ramin

    Ramin Naderi, MLIS, At-Large Councilor
    Adult Librarian III, Los Angeles Public Library, Mar Vista Branch Library








  • 13.  RE: Tracie D. Hall named to TIME's Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

    Posted Apr 14, 2023 12:12 PM
    WOW!! This is a great honor, Tracie.
    Congratulations,
    Mario

    Mario M. Gonzalez
    Executive Director
    Passaic Public Library
    195 Gregory Avenue
    Passaic, NJ 07055
    973 779-0474 ext. 6
    973 779-0889 (fax)
    mgonzalez@passaicpubliclibrary.org
    Councilor of the American Library Association (ALA);
    Senior Trustee of the ALA Endowment;
    President, Passaic Rotary Club