Amber B. Donaldson

Amber's professional interests encompass many areas of librarianship, including public, academic, corporate, and other special libraries. She is currently employed by Mid-Continent Public Library's Blue Ridge Branch. This position involves working in an urban, publicly funded institution within a 30-branch system, while offering the opportunity to provide a wide range of services and support.

A member of numerous professional development organizations, Amber is particularly active in the Missouri Library Association, where she is serving a two-year appointment on the Publications Committee, as well as being the point-person for advertisement submissions for the MOINFO newsletter, an electronic newsletter published every two months for members.

Amber is also involved in the American Library Association's Committee on Library Advocacy (COLA), in which she has begun her two-year appointment as an intern and serves as liaison between International Relations Round Table (IRRT) and New Members Round Table (NMRT). In addition she was selected to join ALA's 2011 Emerging Leaders Program, sponsored by IRRT.

She attended ALA's Annual Conference June 23-28, 2011, during which she presented a poster session with her Emerging Leaders group and participated in a panel discussion with Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA).