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ALA Nominating Committee announces councilors-at-large candidates

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

    Posted Nov 09, 2023 03:52 PM
    Edited by Sheryl Reyes Nov 09, 2023 08:59 PM

    CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the names of the 18 candidates who are running for a total of 12 at-large seats on the ALA Council to serve the 2024-2027 term.

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

    Caroline Akervik

    Library Media Coordinator


    Eau Claire, WI


    Ana Elisa De Campos Salles

    District Manager              

    San Francisco Public Library        

    San Francisco, CA            


    Jim DelRosso

    Assistant Director

    Cornell University Catherwood Library

    Ithaca, NY


    Michele Fenton

    Librarian I/Cataloger

    Indiana State Library

    Indianapolis, IN

    State Library

    Cathi Fuhrman

    High School Librarian     

    State College Area School District             

    Columbia, PA     


    Travis Givens

    Head of Access Services

    Elmhurst University - A.C. Buehler Library             

    Elmhurst, IL       


    Lucia Gonzalez


    In Other Words, LLC       

    Hialeah, FL         

    Sonnet Ireland

    Library Director                

    Slidell, LA           


    Bradley Kuykendall

    Floater Branch Manager

    Dayton Metro Library     

    Dayton, OH        


    Anne Larrivee

    Collection Strategist Librarian     

    West Chester University Libraries             

    Conshohocken, PA          


    Andrea Legg


    North Canton Public Library        

    North Canton, OH           


    Katherine Lester

    Adjunct Faculty - School Libraries             

    Wayne State University  

    South Lyon, MI 


    Mike Marlin

    Director, California Braille and Talking Book Library           

    California State Library  

    Sacramento, CA

    Government/State Library

    Stacey Nunn

    Library Media Specialist    

    Cockeysville, MD             


    Michelle Osborne

    Branch Manager              

    Gaston County Public Library      

    Grover, NC         


    Brian E. C. Schottlaender


    re:work library consulting

    San Diego, CA


    Natalie Starosta              


    North Riverside Public Library District     

    North Riverside, IL          


    Kestrel Ward

    Library Associate 1         

    University of Florida       

    Hawthorne, FL  


    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. Pacific Time on Dec. 31, 2023 to file an electronic petition with the ALA Governance Office.  The petition must have the e-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 11, 2024 and will run through Wednesday, April 3, 2024. Individuals must be members in good standing to vote in the 2024 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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    Sheryl Reyes
    American Library Association