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My Leadership Journey – Candice Mack
Thursday, November 10, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
My Leadership Journey (MLJ) is a series of conversations with leaders from the library and museum profession. In these one hour conversations, guests share their personal leadership journey, experiences and leadership philosophy. MLJ sessions are part of the Leadership for All under CALL and are free and open to the greater library community.
Featuring: Candice Mack
Managing Librarian – Young Adult Services, LAPL
Candice (Wing-yee) Mack manages system-wide Young Adult Services at the Los Angeles Public Library. She is humbled and thrilled to be a Member-at-Large on the Public Library Association’s (PLA) Board of Directors, the current Chair of YALSA’s Morris Debut Award Committee and a past President of both the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) and Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Candice co-authored the “Civics in Society” chapter in Media Literacy for Justice: Lessons for Changing the World (2022), based on the Teens Leading Change civic engagement initiative she created at her library. Candice has taught at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies since 2014, is a member of San José State University’s Youth Services Program Advisory Committee, a former reviewer for Kirkus and Booklist, a 2012 ALA Emerging Leader, and a 2006 ALA Spectrum Scholar. She was also an inaugural member of the ALA Library Advocacy & Policy Corps, a member of the 2018 We Need Diverse Books Walter Dean Myers Award jury, and a member of the 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award jury. Her commitment to community, diversity, connected learning, social justice, youth development and an unusual coincidence led her to pursue public librarianship. Online, she may be found on Twitter @tinylibrarian.
Hosted by: Robert Karatsu
Robert Karatsu, a 2022 inductee into the California Library Association’s Hall of Fame, is the retired Library Director of the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library where he led the library to winning the National Medal for Museum and Library Services, the highest honor the nation can bestow on a museum or a library in the United States. In addition, Robert has taught at both the San Jose State and UCLA graduate library schools, was a past president of the California Library Association and currently serves on the board of both the Pasadena Public Commission and Pasadena Library Foundation. Robert happily resides in Pasadena with his wife Vinita and their feline fur baby Lucy.