Luis Labra has been appointed Deputy Director of the Alexandria Library. Labra is currently an Area Director for the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) where he oversees the daily operations of four library branches and supervises 12 direct reports. His prior roles include Branch Manager at the Barrett Branch Library in Alexandria and Reference Librarian and Assistant Branch Manager in the Fairfax County Library system.
Labra is a member of the PGCMLS Phased Reopening Team that planned for various stages of safely providing service and the gradual reopening of the library during and following the pandemic. Labra currently oversees the Passport Services Program for the Prince George’s County Library System and serves as a certified passport agent. He has also managed the GED testing center at South Bowie library and was a certified proctor for the system. He has served as President of the Staff Association, a non-management organization for the 350 library employees of the Prince George’s County Library System. Labra is a member of the PGCMLS professional development team that oversees staff training and was the Maryland Library Representative for the Snowbird Leadership Conference.
Labra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Masters of Library Science from The Catholic University of America. He is an active member of the Maryland Library Association.
Labra’s first day as the Alexandria Library Deputy Director will be Monday, July 11.