About Us

Thank you for visiting ILoveLibraries.org, the American Library Association's (ALA's) website for the public, designed to keep America informed about what's happening in today's libraries, which are found in public, school, academic, corporate and institutional settings.

Ilovelibraries.org is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world with members in academic, public, school, government and special libraries. ALA is a more than 60,000-member-strong organization that seeks 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.

Ilovelibraries.org is produced by the ALA Office for Library Advocacy, and it's brought to you by ALA staff from all corners of the association, who come together to volunteer their time and brilliance. Ilovelibraries.org is truly a labor of love!

Meet the Ilovelibraries team

Marci Merola
Director, ALA Office for Library Advocacy  

Joaquin Falcon
Communications Specialist, ALA Office for Library Advocacy

Tina Coleman
Marketing Specialist, ALA Communications and Marketing Dept.

George Eberhart
Editor, AL Direct

Keir Graff
Senior Editor, Booklist Online

Val Hawkins
ALA Library Reference Specialist

Kirstin Krutsch
Production Editor

Karen Muller
ALA Librarian

Beth Nawalinski
Marketing & Communications Director, Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF)

Liz Humrickhouse
Managing Editor, I Love Libraries

Don Wood
Program Officer, ALA Chapter Relations