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Schuman, Patricia G. (1943-) | The American Library Association Archives

Name: Schuman, Patricia G. (1943-)
Variant Name: Glass, Patricia Ann; Schuman, Patricia Ann Glass; Schuman, Patricia Glass

Historical Note: Patricia G. Schuman graduated from the University of Cincinnati and then went on to earn an M.S. in librarianship from Columbia University. She was president of ALA from 1991 to 1992, during which she created a media campaign focusing on the public's right to know and founded ALA's first Speaker's Network. She also founded ALA's "Library Advocacy NOW!" effort and helped to found the Social Responsibilities Roundtable and the Feminist Task Force [1]. In addition to serving as ALA treasurer from 1984 to 1988 [2], she chaired many committees, including Legislation, International Relations, Public Awareness Committee, the @ your library campaign, the Core Values of Librarianship Task Force, and the Presidential Task Force on Pay Equity and Better Salaries for Librarians. Along with John Vincent Neal, she co-founded Neal-Schuman Publishers in 1976, which became a part of ALA Publishing in 2011. In 2014 she was named a lifelong member of the United for Libraries board [1] and received an ALA Honorary Membership, ALAâ??s highest honor [3].

1. "Patricia Glass Schuman named lifelong member of United for Libraries board," American Library Association, February 11, 2014,

2. "ALA Presidents, Treasurers, Secretaries, and Executive Directors," American Library Association,

3. "ALA Names Honorary Member," American Library Association, March 11, 2014,

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