“We are drawn to the library profession because of a shared belief that libraries are places that change lives.
As president of the American Library Association, I will advocate for library issues and deliver on the promises we set together in the ALA 2015 strategic plan.
Join me – our work begins now.”
Sari is a passionate believer in the importance of books, reading and literacy. But Sari does more than talk about reading and literacy; it’s incorporated in the goals and mission of Cuyahoga County Public Library, which she’s led for ten years.
Read full endorsementNancy Pearl, best-selling author, librarian and NPR's go-to books guru
I cannot begin to describe how much Sari’s mentorship has meant in my transition into my role as the first African-American director of the Euclid Public Library system. She not only transformed the culture of Cuyahoga County Public Library into a 5-Star system, but she continually challenges libraries throughout our county and state to be the very best!
Read full endorsementKacie Armstrong, Director, Euclid Public Library
Sari has the gift of being a good listener, the ability to effectively use the information she gathers and the vision to lead the ALA into the future.
Read full endorsementWendy Stewart, Associate Professor & Special Projects Librarian, Portland State University
Sari is already a strong voice in our community and beyond, and I know she would bring these same qualities of understanding, advocacy and passionate concern for libraries to bear as President of our association.
Read full endorsementRobert Wolven, Associate University Librarian for Bibliographic Services and Collection Development at Columbia University Libraries