Sonia Alcántara-Antoine Named PLA President
Baltimore County Public Library
Congratulations to Baltimore County Public Library Director Sonia Alcántara-Antoine for being named PLA President! Alcántara-Antoine began her three-year term this June, which includes one-year stints as president-elect (2022-2023), president (2023-2024) and immediate past-president (2024-2025).
“I am honored and humbled to be the next President Elect for the Public Library Association. Public libraries have an unparalleled role in directly dismantling the inequities that exist within our communities and society, and for defending the intellectual freedom rights that uphold our democracy. Public libraries are needed now more than ever. This is both a daunting and exciting time for public libraries, and I am thrilled to be in a position to advocate for library workers in the trenches.” — Sonia Alcántara-Antoine, Director, Baltimore County Public Library.