Scott Allen

American Library Association, Public Library Association

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American Library Association, Public Library Association
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Scott is Deputy Director at PLA, having rejoined PLA in July 2015 after working as Education Director from 1999-2001. At PLA, Scott works on special initiatives such as digital literacy, family engagement, consumer health/health literacy, and equity, diversity and inclusion. Scott also assists with board administration, fundraising and budget management. Previously, Scott held positions in educational program development, policy development, and fundraising with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and served as Executive Director of the Illinois Chapter, AAP, where he strengthened advocacy programs and initiated quality improvement programs that received national recognition. Scott received his BA in English and linguistics from Northwestern University and his MS in nonprofit management from Spertus College.