Miguel Figueroa has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Amigos Library Services since September of 2020. In concert with the Board of Directors, Miguel provides leadership for one of the largest library cooperatives of public, academic, state and special libraries in the United States. He leads a staff of 23, administers an annual revenue budget of $14 million, and oversees diverse membership programs that include Consulting and Education Services, Member Discount Services, SimplyE, Association Management Services, Online Events by Amigos and an extensive courier program as well as related resource sharing programs for members.
He represents Amigos in professional and public settings while fostering collaborative relationships among member libraries and partners.
Prior to joining Amigos, Figueroa served as Director of the Center for the Future of Libraries at the American Library Association (ALA). At ALA, Miguel also served as Director of the Office for Diversity and Spectrum Scholarship Program and Director of the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services. Other positions Miguel has held include Director of Member Programs at the American Theological Library Association and Associate Director of Publishing at Neal-Schuman Publishers. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Knowledge River Program, an initiative that examines library issues from Hispanic and Native American perspectives, receiving an MA in Information Resources and Library Science. He holds two bachelor’s degrees, in English and history, from Arizona State University.