Kenneth Yamashita: A Commitment to Giving Back
A 1982 graduate of the Simmons GSLIS D.A. program, Kenneth A. Yamashita has worked at the Stockton-San Joaquin County (California) Public Library since 1981, and has been Library Division Manager since June 1990. Among his many professional affiliations, he is past president (1996-1997) of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), and co-chair of the 2006 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC). He will complete a third term as Councilor at Large on the American Library Association (ALA) Council in 2006; he served as a member of the Public Library Association (PLA) Board of Directors and Executive Committee in 2000-03.