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Tracie D. Hall

Chicago, U.S.A.

Former Executive Director of the American Library Association

Tracie Hall is the former executive director of the American Library Association, the first Black woman to hold this title. Prior to this, she was culture program director at The Joyce Foundation. Previously, Hall was deputy commissioner of Chicago’s cultural affairs and special events department and vice president of strategy and organizational development at Queens Library. Earlier in her career, she was community investment strategist and community investor for the Boeing Company’s global corporate citizenship division and, before that, assistant dean of Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Focused on early and adult literacy, broadband access, and library and literacy services for the incarcerated, Hall’s work in library and arts administration has been recognized with the National Book Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, Literacy Leader Award by scaleLIT, and medal for Freedom of Speech and Free Expression from Franklin D. Roosevelt Institute.