Cleveland Public Library Director Assumes Presidency of PLA

Felton Thomas, Jr., executive director of Cleveland Public Library, is the new president of the Public Library Association (PLA) for a one-year term, 2016-2017.

The Public Library Association (PLA), with nearly 9,000 members, is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded in 1944, PLA is a member-driven organization that exists to provide a diverse program of communication, publication, advocacy, continuing education, and programming for its members and others interested in the advancement of public library service.