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ALA Nominating Committee announces councilors-at-large candidates

  • 1.  ALA Nominating Committee announces councilors-at-large candidates

    Posted Nov 01, 2022 05:23 PM

    ALA Nominating Committee announces councilors-at-large candidates


    CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the names of the 61 candidates who are running for a total of 34 at-large seats on the ALA Council. That number includes 32 councilor-at-large seats for the 2023-2026 term, one councilor at-large seat to serve until 2024, and one councilor at-large seat to serve until 2023.


    The following candidates were accepted by the Nominating Committee (listed alphabetically by last name):


    Richard E. Ashby, Jr.

    Public Library Director

    Sharon Hill Public Library

    Sharon Hill, PA

    (Public Library)


    Caitlin Bagley

    Instruction Librarian, Chair Foley Librarians

    Gonzaga University

    Spokane, WA

    (Academic Library)


    Jennifer Boettcher

    Business Librarian

    Georgetown University

    Washington, DC

    (Academic Library)


    Vivian Bordeaux

    Head, Technical Services

    Bridgeport Public Library

    Bridgeport, CT

    (Public Library)


    Steve Borrelli

    Head of Library Assessment

    Penn State University Libraries

    University Park, PA

    (Academic Library)


    Kathleen Breitenbach

    Teen Librarian

    Hamilton Township Public Library

    Trenton, NJ

    (Public Library)


    Joy Bridwell


    Stone Child College

    Box Elder, MT

    (Academic Library)


    Jennifer Brown

    Executive Director

    The Field Library

    Peekskill, NY

    (School Library)


    Elizabeth Burns

    Associate Professor

    Old Dominion University

    Norfolk, VA

    (School Library)


    Nick Buron

    Chief Librarian

    Queens Public Library

    New York, NY

    (Public Library)


    Diana Colby

    Ph. D. Candidate; District Library Facilitator; High School Librarian

    University of North Texas / Keller ISD

    Ft. Worth, TX

    (School Library)


    Kate Cummings

    Research and Instruction Librarian

    University of Scranton

    Scranton, PA

    (Academic Library)


    LaKeshia Darden

    Associate Librarian

    Palm Beach Atlantic University

    West Palm Beach, FL

    (Academic Library)


    Jim DelRosso

    Assistant Director, Catherwood Library

    Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

    (Academic Library)


    Emily Dowie

    Teen Librarian

    Greenburgh Public Library

    Elmsford, NY

    (Public Library)


    Jason Driver

    Executive Director

    Kitsap Regional Library

    Bremerton, WA

    (Public Library)


    Diane Gill

    Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

    Louisiana State University

    Baton Rouge, LA

    (School Library)


    April Hernandez

    Library Director

    Goddard Public Library

    Goddard, KS

    (School Library)


    Carrie Herrmann

    Executive Director

    Boone County Public Library

    Burlington, KY

    (School Library)


    Chad Hetterley

    Acting Library Director

    Grapevine Public Library

    Grapevine, TX

    (Public Library)


    Mihoko Hosoi

    Associate Dean for Collections, Research, and Scholarly Communications

    Pennsylvania State University

    University Park, PA

    (Academic Library)


    Aubrey Iglesias

    Cataloging Librarian, 2018-present

    New Mexico State University

    Las Cruces, NM

    (Academic Library)


    Barbara Johnson

    School Librarians

    Jack Jackter Intermediate School

    Colchester, CT

    (School Library)


    Amanda Jones

    AASL Chapter Assembly Secretary, AASL 2023 National Conference Co-Chair

    Live Oak Middle School

    Denham Springs, LA

    (School Library)


    Bradley Kuykendall

    Floating Manager

    Dayton Metro Library

    Dayton, OH

    (Public Library)


    Stephen Lajoie

    Assistant Library Director & Technology Librarian

    Ipswich Public Library

    Ipswich, MA

    (Public Library)


    Nicole LaMoreaux

    Assistant Director, Research & Instructional Services

    The New School

    New York, NY

    (Academic Library)


    Binh Le

    Interim Head Librarian

    Penn State University

    Abington, PA

    (Academic Library)


    Dennis Leloup


    School Library Advisor

    Indianapolis, IN

    (School Library)


    Tina Lerno

    Librarian II

    Los Angeles Public Library

    Los Angeles, CA

    (Public Library)


    Tatanisha Love

    Library media specialist


    Owings Mills, MD

    (School Library)


    Sandra McCarthy

    Professional Faculty Librarian

    Washtenaw Community College

    Ann Arbor, MI

    (Academic Library)


    Kerrie Mierop

    Youth Services Librarian

    Calabasas Library

    Calabasas, CA

    (Public Library)


    Anne Miskewitch

    Executive Director

    Schaumburg Township District Library

    Schaumburg, IL

    (Public Library)


    Derek Mosley


    Fulton County Library System

    Atlanta, GA

    (Public Library)


    Toni Negro


    Rockville, MD


    Janice Newsum

    Assistant Professor, School Library Information Science

    University of Houston Clear Lake

    Houston, TX

    (LIS Program)


    Kathleen O'Connell Renaud

    Director of Operations

    Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association

    Ottawa, ON

    (Public Library)


    Nadia Orozco-Sahi

    Library Information Specialist III

    University of New Mexico

    Albuquerque, NM

    (Academic Library)


    Michelle Osborne

    Branch Manager

    Gaston County Public Library, Stanley Branch

    Stanley, NC

    (Public Library)


    Andrew Pace

    Executive Director

    University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium

    Adelphi, MD

    (Consortium Library)


    Liz Philippi

    School Program Coordinator

    Texas State Library and Archives Commission

    Austin, TX

    (State Library)


    Abigail Phillips

    Assistant Professor

    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    Milwaukee, WI

    (LIS Program)


    Corinthia Price

    School Librarian

    The Green Vale School

    Old Brookville, NY

    (School Library)


    Brenda Pruitt-Annisette

    Chair, Coretta Scott King Book Awards Round Table; K-12 Educator; Researcher

    DeKalb County School District

    Stone Mountain, GA

    (School Library)


    Leah Richardson

    Special Collections Librarian

    George Washington University

    Washington, DC

    (Academic Library)


    Alexandra Rivera

    Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Organizational Development

    Michigan State University Libraries

    East Lansing, MI

    (Academic Library)


    Jillian Rudes

    School Librarian

    New York City Department of Education

    Queens, NY

    (School Library)


    Edward Sanchez

    Head, Library Information Technology

    Marquette University - Raynor Memorial Library

    Milwaukee, WI

    (Academic Library)


    Matthew Shaw

    Dean of University Libraries

    Ball State University

    Muncie, IN

    (Academic Library)


    Jahala Simuel

    High School Librarian

    District of Columbia Public Schools

    Washington, DC, VA

    (School Library)


    Heather Sostrom

    Library Branch Manager

    St. Johns County Public Library System

    St. Augustine, FL

    (Public Library)


    Pauline Stacchini

    Executive Director

    Emporia Public Library

    Emporia, KS

    (Public Library)


    David Stokes

    Ph.D. Candidate and Teaching Assistant

    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

    Los Angeles, CA

    (Academic Library)


    Melissa Sutter

    Outreach and Reference Librarian

    Rogers Memorial Library

    Southampton, NY

    (Public Library)


    James Teliha

    Dean of the Library & Learning Commons

    Utica University

    Utica, NY

    (Academic Library)


    Joseph Thompson

    Director of Public Services

    Carroll County Public Library

    New Windsor, MD

    (School Library)


    Gail Tobin

    Branch Manager

    Schaumburg Township District Library, Hanover Park Branch

    Hanover Park, IL

    (Public Library)


    Janice Welburn

    Dean Emerita, Raynor Memorial Libraries

    Marquette University

    Milwaukee, WI

    (Academic Library)


    Harriet Wintermute

    Head, Metadata Services

    Iowa State University Library

    Ames, IA

    (Academic Library)


    Ning Zou

    Associate Director for Student Academic Services and Learning Design | Research Librarian

    Harvard Graduate School of Education

    Cambridge, MA

    (Academic Library)


    The Nominating Committee extends its gratitude to all of the members who put forth their names to be considered for this position and have expressed the desire to serve. Every year, the Nominating Committee selects candidates from within the general membership for council members-at-large.


    Members who are not selected by the Nominating Committee may still run for office by petition. Those interested in running for ALA Council by petition have until 11:59 p.m. CDT on Dec. 31, 2022 to file an electronic petition with the ALA executive director.  The petition must have the signatures of no fewer than 25 current personal members.


    Candidates must electronically submit their Candidate Biographical Information Form with the petition. Instructions for filing petitions and additional election information is available on the ALA Election page.


    Ballot mailing for the ALA election will begin on Monday, March 13, 2023 and will run through Wednesday, April 5, 2023. Individuals must be members in good standing to vote in the 2023 ALA Elections. Renew your membership online or by calling 1-800-545-2433, option 1. For more information, please visit the ALA Election page.



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