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Sally Gardner Reed

Executive Director of United for Libraries, United for Libraries`

Sally Gardner Reed is the Executive Director of United for Libraries, formerly Executive Director of Friends of Libraries U.S.A. (FOLUSA). Prior to accepting this position in 2002, Sally spent nearly 20 years in library administration running small public libraries in New England and the Midwest, and most recently she was the director of the Norfolk (Va.) Public Library.

Sally is the author of eight books on library management, advocacy, volunteers, and fundraising and numerous articles for professional library journals. She has presented programs and workshops to hundreds Friends of Library groups, boards of trustees, and librarian groups nationally and internationally. She is the 2000 recipient of ALA’s Herbert and Virginia White Award for promoting libraries and librarianship.

As executive director, Sally works with United for Libraries leaders to increase our capacity to serve our members though strategic planning, committee assignments and resource development. She is responsible for the overall management of the staff and the development of member services and benefits.