iSchool Alumna is a Candidate for American Library Association Council

Kathleen Moeller-PeifferFSU CCI Leadership Board member and School of Information alumna Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer is a candidate for the American Library Association (ALA) Council. “It has long been a dream of mine to be a member of ALA Council,” says Kathleen. “The opportunity to influence the direction of ALA, as well as to weigh in on matters of social importance to the association and its members, would be the professional experience of a lifetime for me.”

The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world. According to their website, the mission of ALA is ‘to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.’

Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer, Deputy State Librarian for Library Support Services at the New Jersey State Library, received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina in 1976 and her Master of Science in Library Science from Florida State University the following year. Her career has largely focused on public libraries, working at the Lake City Public Library in Lake City, Florida after graduation followed by two public libraries in North Carolina-the Orange County Public Library where she was the county librarian for ten years, and the Durham County Public Library, where she rose from automation coordinator to Head of the library’s Information Technology Unit, for twelve years. Kathleen was recruited to return to the New Jersey State Library in late 2017 and joined the FSU CCI Leadership board in Fall of 2018.