Miguel Figueroa
Director, ALA Office for Diversity


Miguel Figueroa is the director of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Diversity and the acting director of the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS). He is co-editor of the book Staff Development Strategies That Work!: Stories and Strategies from New Librarians (Neal-Schuman, 2008). Prior to joining the American Library Association, he worked at the Middle Atlantic Regional Medical Library at the NYU Health Science Libraries and as associate director of publishing for Neal-Schuman Publishers. Figueroa graduated in 2003 from the Knowledge River Program, part of the School of Information Resources and Library Science at the University of Arizona (Tucson), with a strong focus on the impact of diversity on libraries and library services.