Appointed By: Barack Obama
Date of Appointment: Mon, 2013-01-07
Term Expiration: Fri, 2018-01-26
Camila A. Alire is Dean Emerita at both the University of New Mexico and Colorado State University. From 2009 to 2010, Dr. Alire served as President of the American Library Association. Earlier in her career, she served as Dean of the University of New Mexico’s libraries from 2002 to 2006, as Dean of Colorado State University’s libraries from 1997 to 2001, and as Dean of the University of Colorado at Denver Auraria Library from 1989 to 1997. She has co-authored a number of books, including Basic Management Practices, Academic Librarianship, Serving Latino Communities, and Academic Librarians as Emotionally Intelligent Leaders. Dr. Alire served as Chair of the Colorado Humanities Board of Directors from 1999 to 2000. She received a BA from Adams State College, an MLS from the University of Denver, and an EdD in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado.