ATLA Appoints Brenda Bailey-Hainer as New Executive Director

Chicago , IL , November 19, 2010–The Board of Directors of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brenda Bailey-Hainer as Executive Director effective December 28, 2010.

“Brenda brings tremendous leadership and strength to ATLA,” said Laura Wood, President of the ATLA Board of Directors. “She impressed us with her insights and strategic vision with regard to ATLA’s mission. In particular, her commitment to collaboration should serve her well in working with ATLA’s key partners and in facilitating member initiatives.”

Bailey-Hainer brings over 25 years of experience developing and marketing products and services for libraries, providing leadership in professional associations, managing nonprofit organizations, and working in academic libraries. The overarching focus throughout her career has been on creating innovative projects through the collaboration of many types of organizations. Currently the president and CEO at BCR, (Bibliographical Center for Research), Aurora (Colo.), she previously served as Director of Networking and Resource Sharing, Colorado State Library, Denver. In 2001, she was named Librarian of the Year by the Colorado Library Association and in 2002, she was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal. She served as 2009-2010 president of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

“I’m honored to be selected as executive director,” said Bailey-Hainer. “ATLA has a strong history of providing members and the broader scholarly community with valuable research materials and educational opportunities. I look forward to working with the ATLA Board, members, partners, and staff to continue and build on that tradition.”

Brenda Bailey-Hainer is on the Advisory Board of Collaborative Librarianship.

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