Terri Grief, the school librarian at McCracken County High School, is a candidate for the 2018-19 presidency of the American Library Association (ALA).

An ALA member for 19 years, Grief served as the 2013-14 president of the American Association for School Librarians (AASL) and has been a member of ALA Council as the Kentucky chapter councilor (2003-05), AASL division councilor (2010-13), and councilor-at-large (2016-present). She served on the ALA Executive Board from 2005-09.

In addition, Grief served as the 2001-02 president of the Kentucky Library Association (KLA) and the 1997-98 president of the Kentucky Association of School Librarians (KASL).

Grief received the KLA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015, the Barby Hardy Lifetime Achievement Award from the KASL in 2013, the McCracken County Education Association Teacher of the Year in 2002 and the KASL Outstanding School Librarian in 2001.

She will join fellow candidate Loida Garcia-Febo, international library consultant and president of Information New Wave in New York, for a candidates’ forum Jan. 21 as part of the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta. Balloting of ALA members will be done by mail from March 13-April 5.