The following are the 2019 AASL Board of Directors and AASL Sections candidates. Names are provided for informational purposes only and does not imply endorsement of the candidates. Detailed information about each candidate can be found in the biography provided with the ALA ballot.

All AASL Candidates are subject to the Guidelines for Participation in AASL Elections approved by the AASL Board of Directors in June 2002.

Board of Directors | ESLS | ISS | SPVS

Board of Directors


Lisa Brakel
Kathy Carroll

AASL Division Councilor

Diane R. Chen
Shannon DeSantis


Laura Hicks
Chiquita Toure

Region 2 Director

Emmanuel Faulkner
Allison Mackley

Region 4 Director

Courtney L. Lewis
Erika Long

Region 5 Director

Jennifer L. Anders
Catherine "Cathy" Smith

Region 9 Director

Jennisen Lucas
Betty Meyer

Educators of School Librarians Section


Melanie Lewis
Daniella Smith


Angela Branyon
Aaron J. Elkins

Independent Schools Section


Thaddeus Andracki
Bianca N. Spurlock

Supervisors Section


Mary Jo Richmond
Christina Shepard Norman


Marian Royal
Jenny Takeda

Representative to the Board

Kelly Miller
Suzanna L. Panter