Samantha Lopez is a Program Officer for the Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association. Samantha works on PLA’s performance measurement initiative, Project Outcome, managing website developments, content creation, regional trainings, and user support. She also supports PLA membership engagement efforts and looks forward to utilizing ALA Connect to help members connect, find their niche, and increase their impact within PLA and beyond.
Prior to joining PLA, Samantha worked as a membership coordinator for the Teamsters Local Union No. 703, where she provided dues and benefits support for members and managed the Local’s website. Samantha received her Master’s in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Bachelor’s in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She enjoys binging on Netflix, novels, and nuzzles with her Australian Shepherd, Ulysses.