ALA Chapters Directory


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Alabama Library Association

Alabama Library Association, 6030 Monticello Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117, 334-414-0113;

Founded: 1904

Conference(s): 2020: April 14-17, 2020, at the Sheraton in Birmingham. (Canceled)

Executive Director: Angie Moore, Association Administrator President: Jessica Hayes; President-Elect: Daniel Tackett; ALA Chapter Councilor: Paula Laurita (2021); Library Advocacy: Take Action for Alabama Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in April); Correct as of 2/24/2020

Alaska Library Association

Alaska Library Association, P.O. Box 81084, Fairbanks, AK 99708, (907) 479-5196, FAX (907) 474-6841; 

Founded: 1972

Conference(s): 2020: Combined with AkLA / PNLA conference to occur August 4-7 2020 in Juneau (Canceled)

Executive Officer: Stacey Glaser President: Deborah Rinio; President Elect: Jonas Lamb; ALA Chapter Councilor: Lorelei Sterling (2022), Library Advocacy: Take Action for Alaska Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in February) Correct as of: 5/4/2020

Arizona Library Association

Arizona Library Association 2532 N 4th St #271 Flagstaff, AZ 86004, PH: (928) 288 - 2011

Founded: 1926

Conference(s): 2020: October 15-17

President:; President-Elect: John Walsh; ALA Chapter Councilor: Dan Stanton (2021); Library Advocacy:  Engage Arizona

(Chapter Officers change in December) Correct as of: 7/22/2020

Arkansas Library Association

Arkansas Library Association, ArLA, Po BOX 3821, Little Rock, AR 72203, ArLA Business Office, 501-860-7585;

Founded: 1911

Conference(s): 2020 Arkansas Annual Conference will be at the Fort Smith Convention Center October 16-18, 2020 . Program submission forms can be found here:

President:  Crystal Gates; President-elect: Philip Shackelford; ALA Chapter Councilor: Lacy Wolfe (2021) ; Library Advocacy: Take Action for Arkansas Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in December) 2/24/2020

California Library Association

California Library Association, 1055 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 500, Pasadena, CA. 91106; 626-204-4071; Business Manager: Beth Wrenn-Estes

Founded: 1895

Conference(s): Pasadena, CA, October 22-24, 2020

President: Hillary Theyer; President-Elect: Jayanti Addleman; ALA Chapter Councilor: Cecilia Tovar (2020); Library Advocacy: Take Action for California Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in November); Correct as of 2/24/2020

Colorado Association of Libraries

Colorado Association of Libraries, PO BOX 740905, Arvada, CO 740905 (303) 463-6400; Contact Heather Tune, Business Manager;

Founded: 1892

Conference(s): Virtual Conference, September 10-12, 2020

President: Ryan Buller;​ President-Elect: Tiah Frankish;  ALA Chapter Councilor: Jayne Blodgett (2021); Library Advocacy: Take Action for Colorado Libraries

(Chapter Officers change January 1); Correct as of 7/14/2020

Connecticut Library Association

Connecticut Library AssociationConnecticut  Library Association, 55 North Main Street, Unit #49, Belchertown, MA 01007, Office (860) 346-2444

Founded: 1891

Conference(s): Sun, Apr 26 – Tue, Apr 28, C T Library Association, 234 Court St, Middletown, CT (Canceled)

Library Association Administrator: Robert Scheier; President: Lisa Karim; Vice President/President Elect: Tom Piezzo; ALA Chapter Councilor: Erin Shea (2021); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Connecticut Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in July); Correct as of: 09/02/2020

Delaware Library Association

Delaware Library Association, c/o Delaware Division of Libraries, 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North, Dover, DE 19901;

Founded: 1934

Conference(s): 2020 MLA / DLA Annual Conference May 6 - 8, 2020. Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay 100 Heron Blvd Cambridge, MD 21613. (Canceled)

President: Catherine Wimberley; Vice President: Jen Wilson; ALA Chapter Councilor: Tameca Beckett (2022) Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Delaware Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in May); Correct as of 7/21/2020

District of Columbia Library Association

District of Columbia Library Association, P.O. Box 1653, Union Station, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 707-7655; 

Founded: 1894

Conference(s): n/a

President: Tracy Sumler; President-Elect: Meg Metcalf; ALA Chapter Councilor: Erica Harbeson (2022); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for District of Columbia Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in July); Correct as of 7/23/2019


Florida Library Association

Florida Library Association, 541 East Tennessee Street, Suite 103, Tallahassee, FL 32308, (850) 270-9205, Fax (850) 270-9405; 

Founded: 1905

Conference(s): 2020 conference dates: May 13-15, 2020 DoubleTree by Hilton at Universal, Orlando, FL (Canceled)

Executive Director: Lisa O'Donnell President: Eric Head; President-Elect: Laura Spears; ALA Chapter Councilor: Sara Gonzalez (2020); Library Advocacy: Take Action for Florida Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in May (dates vary as officers change at end of each annual conference); Correct as of 4/2/2020


Georgia Library Association

Georgia Library Association, Georgia Library Association, Administrative Services P.O. Box 30324, Savannah, GA 31410; 912-376-9155;

Founded: 1897

Conference(s): October 7-9, 2020

President: Laura Burtle; President-Elect: Oscar Gittemeier; ALA Chapter Councilor: Tamika Barnes (2021); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Georgia Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in January); Correct as of: 2/24/2020

Hawaii Library Association

Hawaii Library Association, P.O. Box 4441, Honolulu, HI 96814-4441;

Founded: 1922

Conference(s): 2020 TBA.

President: Michael Aldrich; President-Elect: Joyce Tokuda; ALA Chapter Councilor: Andrew B. Wertheimer (2020); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Hawaii Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in November); Correct as of 5/4/2020

Idaho Library Association

Idaho Library Association, P.O. Box 8533, Moscow, ID 83843; 

Founded: 1915

Conference(s): Thursday, March 12, 2020, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM, Location: Pocatello, ID (Canceled)

President: Kate Lovan; Vice-President: Erin Downey; ALA Chapter Councilor: Ben Hunter (2020); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Idaho Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in October); Correct as of: 2/24/2020.

Illinois Library Association

Illinois Library Association, 33 W. Grand Ave., Ste. 401, Chicago, IL 60654-6799, (312) 644-1896, FAX (312) 644-1899; 

Founded: 1896

Conference(s): 2020: TBA

Executive Director: Diane Foote President: Molly Beestrum; President-Elect: Veronica De Fazio; ALA Chapter Councilor: Jeannie Dilger (2021); Library Advocacy: Take Action for Illinois Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in July)Correct as of: 2/24/2020

Indiana Library Federation

Indiana Library Federation, 941 E. 86th Street, Suite 260, Indianapolis, IN 46240, (317) 257-2040, FAX (317) 257-1389; Executive Director: Lucinda Nord

Founded: 1891

Conference(s): 2020 ILF Annual Conference - Nov. 16-18
Grand Wayne Convention Center
Ft. Wayne, IN; See events.

President: Edra Waterman; President-Elect: Susie Highley; ALA Chapter Councilor: Beth Munk (2020); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Indiana Libraries ILF Advocacy/Legislative page

(Chapter officers are on a calendar year; legislative committee co-chairs change in July.)Correct as of: 2/24/2020

Iowa Library Association

Iowa Library Association, 6919 Vista Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266, 515-282-8192; Fax: 515-282-9117; 

Founded: 1890

Conference(s): October 14 -16, 2020,  Dubuque, IA 

Executive Director: Randi Malone; President: Mara Strickler; President-Elect: Stacy Goodhue; ALA Chapter Councilor: Samantha Helmick (2019); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Iowa Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in December) Correct as of: 5/5/2020

Kansas Library Association

Kansas Library Association, Northwest Kansas Library System, 2 Washington Sq., Norton, KS 67654, 785-877-5148

Founded: 1900

Conference(s): 2020: October 28, 29, 30, in Wichita, KS 

President:Robin Newell; President-Elect: Meagan Zampieri; ALA Chapter Councilor: Marie Pyko (2020); Library Advocacy:  N/A

(Chapter Officers change in October); Correct as of 11/06/2019

Kentucky Library Association

Kentucky Library Association, 5932 Timber Ridge Drive, Suite 101, Prospect, KY  40059; 502-223-5322 (O) * 502-223-4937 (F); 

Founded: 1906

Conference(s): 2020: October 14-16, Lexington, Kentucky

Executive Director: Tom Underwood President: Kandace Rogers; President-Elect: Mark Adler; ALA Chapter Councilor: Maria Taylor (2021); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Kentucky Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in October); Correct as of 11/19/2019)

Louisiana Library Association

Louisiana Library Association, 1190 Meramec Station Rd., Suite 207 Ballwin, MO 63021; 972-851-8000; fax: 225-408-4422; toll free: 877-550-7890; 

Founded: 1925

Conference(s): March 25 - 27, 2020, Lafayette, LA  (Cancelled)

President: Sonnett Ireland; President-Elect: Don Smith;  ALA Chapter Councilor: Vivian McCain (2019); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Louisiana Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in July); Correct as of: 2/24/2020

Maine Library Association

Maine Library Association, Maine Library Association c/o Windham Public Library 217 Windham Center Rd Windham, ME 04062 207-892-1908

Founded: 1891

Conference(s): May 24-25th, 2021

Executive Director: Vacant President: Jennifer A. Alvino; Vice President: Wynter Giddings ; ALA Chapter Councilor: Kara Reiman (2020); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Maine Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in July); Correct as of 9/01/2020.

Maryland Library Association

Maryland Library Association, 1401 Hollins St., Baltimore, MD 21223, (410) 947-5090, FAX (410) 947-5089; 

Founded: 1923

Conference(s): 2020: October 19,20,21.  May 5-6-7, 2021 and May 4-5-6, 2022  Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, Cambridge, MD, Joint Conference with Delaware Library Association

Executive Director: Margaret Carty; President: Morgan Miller; President-Elect: Mary Anne Bowman ALA Chapter Councilor: David Dahl (2020); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Maryland Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in July); Correct as of 5/4/2020

Massachusetts Library Association

Massachusetts Library Association, PO Box 404 · Malden · MA 02148 · 781-698-7764 ·  Association Manager: Rebecca Beckley

Founded: 1890

Conference(s): 2020: May 18-20, Hyannis, MA (Canceled)

President: Nora Blake; Vice President: Joanne Lamothe; ALA Chapter Councilor: Esmé Green (2022); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Massachusetts Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in July); Correct as of 5/4/2020.

Michigan Library Association

Michigan Library Association, 3410 Belle Chase Way, Suite 100, Lansing MI 48911, (517) 394-2774 ext. 224, FAX (517) 394-2675; 

Founded: 1891

Conference(s): October 28-30, 2020, Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center. Kalamazoo, Michigan

Executive Director: Deborah E. Mikula; President: Jennifer Dean; President-Elect: Kelly Richards; ALA Chapter Councilor: Jennifer Dean (2021); Library Advocacy: Take Action for Michigan Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in July); Correct as of 2/24/2020

Minnesota Library Association

Minnesota Library Association, 400 S 4th St, Ste 754E • Minneapolis, MN 55415, 12-294-6549; 

Founded: 1891

Conference(s): October 1 and 2, 2020, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, Duluth, MN

Executive Director: Jen Newberg; President: Patti Bross; President-Elect: Stacey Hendren ; ALA Chapter Councilor:  Hannah Buckland (2021); Library Advocacy: Take Action for Minnesota Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in January); Correct as of 5/42020

Mississippi Library Association

Mississippi Library Association, Administrator, P.O. Box 13687, Jackson, MS 39236, (601) 981-4586,; Administrator: Paula Bass

Founded: 1909

Conference(s): October 13-16, 2020 @ Riley Center, Meridian, MS

President: Mary Beth Applin; President-Elect:Mara Polk; ALA Chapter Councilor: Meredith Wickham (2022); Library Advocacy: Tonja Johnson

(Chapter Officers change in January); Correct as of 2/24/2020

Missouri Library Association

Missouri Library Association, , 1190 Meramec Station Road, Suite 207, Ballwin, MO 63021-7818 . Association management contact: Tracy Byerly; Linda Elkow, MLA Business Agent, 800-843-8482 x 2895; 636-529-1396 (fax)

Founded: 1900

Conference(s): September 30-October 2 in Springfield, MO

President: Erin Gray; President-Elect: Cindy Dudenhoffer; ALA Chapter Councilor: Margaret Conroy (2022); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Missouri Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in January) Correct as of 2/24/2020

Montana Library Association

Montana Library Association, 5176 N. Valle Dorado, Kingman AZ 86409,  (406) 579-3121); 

Founded: 1913

Conference(s): April 1-4, 2020, Missoula, MT (Canceled)

Executive Director: Debbi Kramer; President: Gavin Woltjer; President-Elect: Kit Stephenson; ALA Chapter Councilor: Matt Beckstrom (2022); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Montana Libraries

(Chapter Officers change on June 1) Correct as of 5/28/2020

Nebraska Library Association

Nebraska Library Association, P.O. Box 21756, Lincoln, NE 68542-1756; 402-486-9285; 

Founded: 1895

Conference(s): October 07, 2020 8:30 AM to October 09, 2020 4:00 PM

Executive Director: Ginger Jelinek; President: Michael Straatmann; President-Elect: Laura England-Biggs; ALA Chapter Councilor: Micki Dietrich (2020); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Nebraska Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in October) Correct as of: 2/24/2020

Nevada Library Association

Nevada Library Association, 900 N Roop Street, Carson City, NV 89701; Executive Secretary: Sue Yang-Peace; 

Founded: 1946

Conference(s): 2020: TBA

(Chapter Officers change in January)

President: Jeff Scott; President-Elect: Forrest Lewis; ALA Chapter Councilor: TBA (2020); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Nevada Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in January) Correct as of 11/06/2019

New Hampshire Library Association

New Hampshire Library Association, c/o NH State Library, 20 Park St, Concord, NH 03301-6314; Secretary: Sarah St. Martin, 603-624-6550

Founded: 1889

Conference(s): 2020 Joint conference with the New England Library Association, Manchester Downtown Hotel, Manchester, NH, October 25-27, 2020

President: Amy Lappin; President-Elect: Yvette Couser; ALA Chapter Councilor: Lori Fisher (2021); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for New Hampshire Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in January)

New Jersey Library Association

New Jersey Library Association, P.O. Box 1534, Trenton, NJ 08607, (609) 394-8032, FAX (609) 394-8164; 

Founded: 1890

Conference(s): May 27-29 at Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, NJ.

(Chapter Officers change in July)

Executive Director: Patricia A. Tumulty; President: Jen Schureman; President-Elect: Tonya Garcia;  ALA Chapter Councilor: Eileen Palmer (2021); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for New Jersey Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in July); Correct as of 2/24/2020

New Mexico Library Association

New Mexico Library Association, Administrative Assistant: Linda O’Connell, c/o NMLA, P.O. Box 26074, Albuquerque, NM 87125, (505) 400-7309, FAX (505) 891-5171; 

Founded: 1924

Conference(s): Annual, Oct. 21-23, 2020, Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North, 5151 San Francisco Rd. NE,  Albuquerque, NM

President: David Cox; Vice President/President Elect: Melanie Templet; ALA-APA Councilor: Elizabeth Titus (2021); Library Advocacy: Take Action for New Mexico Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in October) Correct as of 2/24/2020

New York Library Association

New York Library Association, 6021 State Farm Road, Guilderland, NY 12084, (518) 432-6952 ext. 101, FAX (518) 427-1697; 

Founded: 1890

Conference(s): 2020: Saratoga Springs, November 4-7

Executive Director: Jeremy Johannesen; President: Jen Cannell; President-Elect: Claudia Depkin; ALA Chapter Councilor: Casey Guthrie (2022); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for New York Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in November) Correct as of 2/24/2020

North Carolina Library Association

North Carolina Library Association, Executive Assistant: n/a, North Carolina Library Association, 265 Eastchester Dr., Suite 133, #364, High Point, NC 27262. 

Founded: 1904

Conference(s):  2021: October 19-22, 2021

President: Lorrie Russel; President-Elect: Libby Stone; ALA Chapter Councilor:  Siobhan Loendorf (2021); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for North Carolina Libraries

(Officers, Two-year term; change in October) Changes Correct as of 3/6/2020

North Dakota Library Association

North Dakota Library Association, P.O. Box 1595, Bismarck, ND 58502-1595

Founded: 1906

Conference(s): 2020: Sept 30-Oct 2 in Bismarck, ND

President: Traci Lund; President-Elect: Amy Soma; ALA Chapter Councilor: Laurie McHenry (2020); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for North Dakota Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in September) Correct as of 11/06/2019

Ohio Library Council

Ohio Library Council, Ohio Library Council, 495 Metro Place South, Suite 350, Dublin, OH 43017, (614) 410-8092, FAX (614) 410-8098

Founded: 1895

Conference(s): October 28-30, 2020, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH

Executive Director: Michelle Francis; Chair of the Board: Cheryl Kuonen; Vice Chair of the Board/Chair-Elect: Jenn Slone; ALA Chapter Councilor: Meg Delaney (2021); Library Advocacy: 

(Chapter Officers change in January) Correct as of 5/5/2020

Oklahoma Library Association

Oklahoma Library Association, 1190 Meramec Station Road, Suite 207, Ballwin, MO 63021-6902; 800-843-8482 (option 1); fax: 636-529-1396; 

Founded: 1907

Conference(s): 2020: April 22-24 in Tulsa, OK. 

President: Lisa Wells; President-Elect: Cathy Blackman; ALA Chapter Councilor: Sarah E. Robbins (2021); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Oklahoma Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in July) Correct as of 7/23/2019

Oregon Library Association

Oregon Library Association, P.O. Box 3067, La Grande, OR 97850, (541) 962-5824; Shirley Roberts, Association Management Services, 

Founded: 1940

Conference(s): 2020:  April 29 - May 2 at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes in Bend, Oregon.

President: Elaine Hirsch; President-Elect: Kate Lasky; ALA Chapter Councilor: Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenny (2021); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Oregon Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in September) Correct as of 7/23/2019

Pennsylvania Library Association

Pennsylvania Library Association, 220 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 10, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, 717-766-7663, FAX (717) 766-5440; Executive Director: Christi Buker

Founded: 1901

Conference(s):  2020: October 18-21, Mount Pocono, PA; 2021: October 17-20, Monroeville, PA.

Executive Director: Christi Buker; President: Michele Legate; President Elect: Tom Reinsfelder; ALA Chapter Councilor: Barbara McGary (2022); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Pennsylvania Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in January) Correct as of: 11/06/2019

Rhode Island Library Association

Rhode Island Library Association, P.O. Box 6765, Providence, RI 02940;

Conference(s): 2020: Virtual Conference May 28-29

President: Julie Holden; President-Elect: Rachael Juskuv; ALA Chapter Councilor: Jack Martin (2019); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Rhode Island Libraries

(Chapter Officers, Two-year term; Officers change in June) Correct as of 11/06/2019

South Carolina Library Association

South Carolina Library Association, Donald Wood, Executive Secretary ∙ South Carolina Library Association ∙ 1927 Thurmond Mall Suite 101, Columbia, SC 29201 ∙ 803-252-1087 ∙  Executive Director: n/a

Founded: 1915

Conference(s): 2020: October 7-9, 2020, Columbia, SC

President: Nathan Flowers; President-Elect: Megan Palmer; ALA Chapter Councilor: Jonathan Newton (2021); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for South Carolina Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in January) Correct as of 5/4/2020

South Dakota Library Association

South Dakota Library Association, Executive Secretary/Treasurer: Audrea 208 West 5th Avenue, PO Box 283, Lennox, SD 57039; Executive Director: n/a

Founded: 1917

Conference(s): 2020 - Aberdeen Best Western Convention Center September 30th - October 2nd

President: Ashia Gustafson; Vice-President/President Elect: Julie Erickson; ALA Chapter Councilor: Lisa Brunick (2021); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for South Dakota Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in October) Correct as of 2/24/2020

Tennessee Library Association

Tennessee Library Association, P.O. Box 241074, Memphis, TN 38124-1074, (901) 485-6952; 

Founded: 1902

Conference(s): March 31 - April 2, 2020, Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

Executive Director: Cathy Farley ​​​President: Jill Rael; President-Elect: Erika Long; ALA Chapter Councilor: Susan L. Jennings (2021); Library Advocacy: Take Action for Tennessee Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in July) Correct as of 2/24/2020

Texas Library Association

Texas Library Association, 3355 Bee Cave Rd. #401, Austin, TX 78746-6763, (512) 328-1518, FAX (512) 328-8852;

Founded: 1902

Conference(s):  2020: March 24-27, Houston; 2021: Apr. 20-23, San Antonio; 2022: April 25-28, Fort Worth; 2023: April 19-22, Austin; 2024: April 16-19, San Antonio; 2025: April 1-4, Dallas; 2026: March 30-April 2, Houston; 2027: March 30-April 2, Dallas; 2028: April 24 – 27, San Antonio. See TLA's conference page for latest conference information.
Executive Director: Shirley Robinson;  President: Christina Gola; President-Elect: Dan Burgard; ALA Chapter Councilor: Mary Woodard (2021), Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Texas Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in April) Correct as of: 5/04/2020

Utah Library Association

Utah Library Association, P.O. Box 708155, Sandy, UT 84070; Executive Director: Barbara Hopkins

Founded: 1912

Conference(s): May 19 - 21, 2021, Mountain America Expo Center, Sandy, Utah - Joint Mountain Plains Library Association / Utah Library Association Conference  

Executive Director: Barbara Hopkins; President: Daniel Mauchley; President-Elect: Rita Christensen; ALA Chapter Councilor: Pamela Martin (2021); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Utah Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in May) Correct as of: 5/5/2020


Vermont Library Association

Vermont Library Association, P.O. Box 803, Burlington, VT 05402-0803; 

Founded: 1893

Conference(s): The 126th Vermont Library Conference, Thursday, May 28, 2020, Killington Resort

President: Amy Olsen; President-Elect: Amanda Merk; ALA Chapter Councilor: Jessamyn West; Library Advocacy: Take Action for Vermont Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in May) Correct as of 2/24/2020


Virginia Library Association

Virginia Library Association, PO Box 56312, Virginia Beach, VA 23456;  Phone: 757-689-0594, FAX: 757-447-3478

Founded: 1905

Conference(s):2020: 2020: October 21-23, Norfolk Waterside Marriott, Norfolk, VA; 2021: October 27-29, Richmond Marriott, VA

Executive Director: Lisa R. Varga; President: Jennifer Resor-Whicker; President-Elect: Joslyn Bowling Dixon; ALA Chapter Councilor: Lucinda Rush Wittkower (2022); Take Action for Virginia Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in October) Correct as of 11/06/2019


Washington Library Association

Washington Library Association, PO Box 33808 Seattle, WA 98133, (206) 823-1138; 

Founded: 1931 (See “Twenty-Five Years of the WA Library Association,” by Helen Johns, published in 1956)

Conference(s): When: October 7–10, 2020, Where: Spokane Convention Center  

Executive Director: Brianna Hoffman ​​​​​; President: Emily Keller; President-Elect: Danielle Miller; ALA Chapter Councilor: Steven Bailey (2021); Library Advocacy: Take Action for Washington Libraries

(Chapter Officers, One-year term; change in January) Correct as of 5/04/2020


West Virginia Library Association

West Virginia Library Association, P.O. Box 1432, Morgantown, WV 26507; 

Founded: 1914

Conference(s): 2020 Spring Fling, April 02, 2020 8:00 AM to April 03, 2020 5:00 PM

Executive Director: Kelly Funkhouser; President: Megan Tarbett; President-elect: Heather Campbell-Shock; ALA Chapter Councilor: Majed Khader (2021); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for West Virginia Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in December 1st and ends November 30) Correct as of 2/24/2020


Wisconsin Library Association

Wisconsin Library Association, 4610 South Biltmore Lane, Suite 100, Madison, WI 53718-2153; (608) 245-3640, FAX (608) 245-3646;

Founded: 1891

Conference(s): 2020: Hyatt Regency & KI Convention Center, Green Bay, October 27-30

Executive Director: Plumer Lovelace; President: Sherry Machones;  President-Elect: Nyama Reed; ALA Chapter Councilor: Sherry Machones (2020); Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Wisconsin Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in January) Correct as of 5/4/2020


Wyoming Library Association

Wyoming Library Association, P.O. Box 1387, Cheyenne, WY 82003-1387; Executive Secretary: Laura Grott, Wyoming Library Association, (307) 632-7622; 

Founded: 1914


October 8-9, 2020, Clarion Inn at Platte River, Casper, Wyoming

President: Abby Beaver; Vice-President: Jacob Mickelsen; ALA Chapter Councilor: Janice Grover-Roosa (2021), Library Advocacy:  Take Action for Wyoming Libraries

(Chapter Officers change in October; Correct as of 2/24/2020


Regional chapters, Guam, and Virgin Islands

| Mountain Plains | Pacific Northwest | New England | Southeastern |

| Guam | Virgin Islands |

Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA)

State Associations within MPLA

Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming

Founded: 1948; see A Tribute Resolution Honoring the 70th Anniversary of the Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) This memorial resolution was adopted by the ALA Council on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

Conference(s): 2021: May 2021 Joint with Utah Library Association, Sandy, Utah.

(Officers change at conference)

President: Stephen Sweeney; President-Elect: Robin Newell; Executive Secretary, Judy Kulp, 14293 W Center Dr, Lakewood, CO 80228, (303) 985-7795

Publication Journal: MPLA Newsletter, Melanie Argo, Issued Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct., and Dec. Deadlines 1st of month preceding month of publication.

New England Library Association (NELA)

State Associations within NELA

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Founded: 1939

Conference(s):NELA & NHLA Joint 2020 Conference, October 25th – 27th, DoubleTree by Hilton, Manchester Downtown, NH

President and President-Elect Chapter Officers change in October)

President: Jennifer Bruneau; President-elect/Conference Chair: Michael Zeller

Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA)

State and Other Associations within PNLA

Alaska, Idaho, MontanaWashington, Alberta, Canada; British Columbia, Canada

Founded: 1909

Conference(s): 2020 Joint with Alaska in Juneau, AK 

President and President-Elect (Chapter Officers change in August)

President: Jenny Grenfell; President-Elect: Rick Stoddart;  Secretary: Candice Stenstrom; Montana State University Billings Library, 1500 University Drive, Billings MT 59101, 406-657-1661, 406-657-2037 (fax)


Journal: PNLA Quarterly, Publications Office, University of Idaho Library, (208) 885-7737, Issued in Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.

Southeastern Library Association (SELA)

State and Other Associations within SELA

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Founded: 1920

Conference(s) (Annual): Georgia Libraries / SELA Joint Annual Conference, October 7-9, 2020, Macon Marriott City Center Hotel, Macon, GA

President and President-Elect (Chapter Officers, Two-year term; Officers change in January)

President:Tim Dodge; President-Elect:  Melissa Dennis; Administrative Services, c/o Dr. Gordon Baker, P.O. Box is 30703, Savannah, GA 31410.  Delivery Address:  Dr. Gordon Baker, 270 Suncrest Blvd., Savannah, GA 31410.  Telephone Number:  404/444-0251

Journal: The Southeastern Librarian, Perry Bratcher, Northern Kentucky University, (859) 572-6309, Issued Feb., May, Aug., and Nov. Deadlines 15th of month three months preceding of publication. Circulation 1750.



Guam Library Association


Conference(s): Periodically

President: Dante O. Perez,; Vice President of Programs: Jefrey L. Libao; Vice President of Membership: Melissa M. Gentapanan ; Secretary:  Roland A. San Nicolas; Treasurer:  Paul B. Drake; ALA Chapter Councilor: TBA

Mailing Address, Guam Library Association, P.O. Box 4226, Hagatna, GU 96932-021

Virgin Islands Library Association

Virgin Islands Library Association, PO Box 446, Kingshill, VI 00851-0446



President, President-Elect, Chapter Councilor

President: Judith V. Rogers (2004 - 2006); Vice President: Carol Grant (2005-2006); ALA Chapter Councilor: TBA


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