Dr. Alire has held many leadership positions in the field of library science and librarianship, including serving as elected President of the American Library Association in 2009. Appointed by President Obama, she is currently a member of the National Council on the Humanities. She received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado and her Masters in Library Science from the University of Denver.
Dean Emerita, University of New Mexico and Colorado State University, Colorado