Associate Librarian, Reference & Instruction, Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Alexia Hudson-Ward is a tenured Associate Librarian at Penn State Abington College with responsibilities in reference, instruction, and emerging technology implementation. She is the recipient of several professional honors including: being named an "Emerging Leader" by the American Library Association (2007), ‘New Librarian of the Year' (2007) by the Pennsylvania Library Association, and highlighted as a ‘Mover and Shaker' (2008) by Library Journal.
Hudson-Ward's work has appeared in a variety of publications including The Oxford Encyclopedia of African-American History, Reference Services Review, College and Research Libraries News, Reference Reborn: Breathing New Life Into Public Services Librarianship, Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers, and Related Materials, and Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries: The Early 21st Century.
She has served in a variety of leadership roles in several entities and organizations including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Penn State University Libraries, the American Library Association, Girls, Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, The Junior League of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Library Association, and The Links, Incorporated. She is currently serving on the National Executive Board of the American Library Association (term ending 2015) and the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Library Association (term ending 2013).
Hudson-Ward received a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and African American Studies from Temple University.