ByWater Solutions Partners Named American Library Association’s 2024 Class of Emerging Leaders

ByWater Solutions, ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that two Library Partners have been named in the American Library Association’s 2024 Class of Emerging Leaders.

The American Library Association has selected fifty (50) people to participate in its 2024 class of Emerging Leaders. You can read more about the program and the entire 2024 class on the ALA Emerging Leaders.

2024 Emerging Leaders

Elena Rios, Ocean State Libraries, Cranston Public Library

  • Providence, Rhode Island

Ashley Mitchell, Camden County Library System

  • Collingswood, New Jersey

About ALA Emerging Leaders Program

The American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders (EL) program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. It puts participants on the fast track to ALA committee volunteerism as well as other professional library-related organizations.

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About ALA

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world.

Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is “to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.”

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About ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions is a full-service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Metabase, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit

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Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions

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