Dr. Andrew Wertheimer is stepping down as ALA Councilor after a decade of service as an ambassador between the ALA Council and Hawaiʻi Library Association. During this time he’s tried to encourage HLA to keep working with students, including the appointment of a student representative on the board. He’s also worked with other leaders to try to make HLA more of a “big tent” where all information professionals can network, advocate, and learn. At ALA he was active in the Publishing Committee, Diversity Council, and a number of issues.
For more on the role of an ALA Councilor, see his article in “The ALA and You: Membership, Engagement, and Becoming HLA Chapter Councilor.” Kolekole: The Hawaiʻi Library Association Newsletter. Summer 2020: 5. He will miss being that bridge, but was happy that our alumna Sharrese Castillo will be taking up that role.