Nancy Kranich Papers, 1975-2003
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Brief Description: Personal papers (1975-2003) of Nancy Kranich, ALA President, 2000-2001; New York University: Associate Dean of Libraries, 1992-2001, including reports, memoranda, minutes, correspondence, articles, manuscripts, speeches, presentations, photographs, video recordings, audio recordings, and memorabilia sent to or received from library officials, university trustees, deans, administrators, faculty, government officials, public officials, and private individuals concerning ALA and other conferences, ALA presidential campaign, democracy forum committees, emerging democracies in other countries, government information, first amendment rights, the internet and the "digital divide", advocacy, @ Your Library campaign, "Libraries: The Cornerstone of Democracy" presidential initiative, censorship, senate testimonies, the FBI's "Library Awareness Program", several overseas trips, freedom of information, right to know forums, ALA/APA (Allied Professional Association) Transition Team files, and a CD-ROM of personal documents.
Held at:
The American Library Association Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
Email: ala-archives [at]
Record Series Number: 2/1/35
Created by: Kranich, Nancy
Volume: 5.5 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 12/31/2002; 1/10/2004; 6/14/2021
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Arrangement: Alphabetical
Biographical Note for Kranich, Nancy : Nancy Kranich earned an M.P.A. and completed Ph.D. work from the New York University Graduate School of Public Administration. She also earned an M.A. in Library Science and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin Madison. She spent much of her career at the New York University Libraries, where she was a Research and Development Librarian (1978-1980), Director of Administrative Services (1980-1989), Director of Public Services (1982-1992), and finally Associate Dean (1992-2001). She has been an active member of numerous professional associations. In addition to serving as ALA President from 2000 to 2001, she founded and currently chairs the ALA Center for Civic Life as well as the Libraries Foster Community Engagement Membership Initiative Group. She has been a member of ALA since 1974, and in 2015 she received ALA's Ken Haycock Award for the promotion of librarianship. She has also been involved with the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Library Administration and Management Association, and the American Society for Public Administration, among others. She is currently a Special Projects Librarian and part-time lecturer in Library and Information Science at Rutger's School of Communication and Information [1].
Subject Index
Afghanistan - Libraries
ALA Annual Conference
ALA Midwinter Meeting
Freedom of Information
Kranich, Nancy
Languages of Materials
English [eng]