In this episode we are joined by Dr. Maria Taesil Hudson McCauley, the current president of the Public Library Association for the 2022-2023 term. Dr. McCauley is also the director of the Cambridge Public Library in Massachusetts. In this episode, we ask Dr. McCauley about her background and involvement with the Public Library Association, her experience as President-Elect and President of the PLA, and her thoughts on the increasing role of libraries in their communities. We also discuss the challenges and opportunities for public libraries in this moment, as well as Dr. McCauley’s priorities during her presidential year. Finally, we dive into the recent update of the PLA strategic plan and what Dr. McCauley is most excited about as both the PLA President and a public library director.