Director at Clinton-Macomb Public Library
Larry Neal is the director of the Clinton-Macomb Public Library a state-of-the-art district library serving over 170,000 residents in suburban Detroit. He has 35 years of public library experience, holds a BA and MBA from Oakland University and a Master of Science in Information-Library and Information Science specialization from the University of Michigan. He is a past president of the Michigan Library Association, a past president of the Public Library Association, and a Library Journal Mover & Shaker. In 2011 he helped restore library services for his home city of Bloomfield Hills by leading three grassroots millage campaigns in three years and a successful renewal in 2014. In 2014 CMPL successfully passed a vote for a 40% tax increase for library operations. Larry has been involved in six library building projects including a new 25,000 sf branch scheduled to open in 2020.