Press Releases

ALA 2013-2014 President-elect candidate websites

Running for Office

The ALA Nominating Committee nominates candidates from among the general membership for the position of president-elect (annually), for the position of treasurer (every three years), and for members-at-large of Council (annually).  ALA elections are held in the spring of each year with the results announced in early May.

About the Nominations Process

The 2013 Nominating Committee will begin its work of selecting potential candidates for the 2013 ALA elections for President-elect, Treasurer and Councilor-at-Large at the 2012 Midwinter Meeting.

Petition Candidates & E-Petition Form

  • Instructions for ALA Petition Candidates (PDF)
  • Petition Candidates (link)
  • Electronic Petition Form (link)
    In addition to the Petition Candidate Biographical Information Form (link above), individuals wishing to appear on the 2011 ballot as a petition candidate for the office of ALA President-Elect or ALA Councilor-at-Large must complete a petition form with the signatures of no fewer than 25 ALA current personal members.  This link will take you to an electronic form that can be used for this purpose.  This form must be filed with the ALA Executive Director no later than February 2, 2012. 

Elections FAQ, Guidelines & Detailed Schedule   

Job Descriptions

2011 Election Results

The links below contain information regarding the 2011 election results for ALA President-Elect, ALA Councilor At-Large and ALA Divisions and Round Tables: