Tori Ann Ogawa Selected as 2017 Emerging Leader by ALSC

ogawa-toriCongratulations to LIS alumna Tori Ann Ogawa on being selected by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) as its representative in the 2017 Emerging Leader program!

Ogawa is the Harold W. McGraw Fellow at the Darien Library in Darien, Conn., where she works as a Children’s Librarian. In December 2015, she graduated with her Master in Library and Information Science (MLISc) from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. In her undergraduate days, Ogawa worked as a Circulation Desk Attendant and a Reference Desk Attendant at her academic library at Linfield College. She also brings a wealth of teaching experience, from working as a part-time ELL/ESL teacher in Hawaii to earning a Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology in May 2016.

“Effective leadership takes a balance of leading and listening. I believe a leader is someone who will guide and direct a team, not boss members around and impose only their ideas on the team” said Ogawa. “Leadership is about taking ideas from everyone, listening to what the group has to say, and encouraging everyone to participate and have a voice.”

For more information, please see the ALSC press release.