Rose Timmons Dawson has held the position of Director of the Alexandria Library in Alexandria, Virginia, for eleven years. Prior to working for the Alexandria Library, Ms. Dawson held a number of progressively responsible positions for the District of Columbia Public Library from Change Agent for Internal Affairs to the Coordinator for Community Youth Services. While Rose holds undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she has completed the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) with the Urban Libraries Council and George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Municipal Management from which she received a certification in public management.
Ms. Dawson is a life member of the American Library Association (ALA) and an active member of the Ethnic Multicultural Information Exchange Roundtable (EMIERT), Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC), Public Library Association (PLA), and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA).
She is the 2019 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science Distinguished Alumni. She is also the 2010 recipient of the BCALA Distinguished Service to the Library Profession Award.
Keywords = Social Justice, Diversity, Race, Services to the Incarcerated, Equity
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