President and CEO, Ferguson Library
Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr. is the president and chief executive officer of The Ferguson Library, the public library in Stamford, Connecticut. He holds an MBA (University of Connecticut) and a master's in library and information science (Simmons College), as well as a bachelor's in mathematics (Boston College). DiMattia has been an active participant in professional library associations globally, nationally, regionally and locally and is currently an adjunct professor in the graduate programs in Library and Information Science at Simmons College and Pratt Institute.
He has been active in the American Library Association for many years, serving on Council, as a division president, as a roundtable chair and as a chair or member of a variety of other Association-wide and division committees. He has written and spoken extensively on such topics as literacy, management, marketing and technology. His extensive involvement with ALA Exhibitors reflects his belief that they are an integral part of the Association and are vital to its current success and future viability. Among his many honors, DiMattia is the recipient of the Simmons College GSLIS Alumni Achievement Award and is a Rotary International Past District Governor. He has been an active participant in many professional organizations and community groups.