2014 ALSC Election Results

Thank you to all the ALSC members that took the time to vote and guide the future of the association. 858 members participated in the 2014 election. Additionally, a heart-felt thank you to all the candidates who agreed to stand for office or an award committee position.  Your dedication to service and the future of the association is very much appreciated. A list of elected candidates appears below, and more detail is available in the ALSC election results. (PDF)

The ALA election guide is available here. (PDF) Also, more details are available on the ALA Election Page

Vice President/President-elect

Andrew Medlar, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL

Board of Directors

Doris GebelNorthport- East Northport Public Library, Nesconset, NY
Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA
Kay Weisman, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2016 Caldecott Committee

Lauren Anduri, Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA
Alan Bailey, Joyner Library (Teaching Resource Center), Greenville, NC
Jill Bellomy, Highland Park Middle School, Dallas, TX
Brian Fahey, Wilmington Friends School, Wilmington, DE
Karen MacPherson, Takoma Park Maryland Library, Takoma Park, MD
Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison, WI
Tess Prendergast, Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, BC CANADA
Sarah Bean Thompson, Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield, MO

2016 Newbery Committee

Eric Barbus, San Francisco Public Library (North Beach Branch) San Francisco, CA
Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison, WI
Allie Jane Bruce, Bank Street College Library, New York, NY
Ty Burns, Clear Creek ISD, League City, TX
Joanna Ward, County of Los Angeles Public Library, Pasadena, CA
Cheryl Lee, Palo Alto City Library, Palo Alto, CA
Christine Scheper, Queens Library, Howard Beach, NY
Destinee Sutton, King County Library System (Burien Library), Burien, WA

2016 Sibert Committee

Alan Bern, Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, CA
Nick Glass, TeachingBooks.net, Madison, WI
Eric Gomez, Hallandale Beach Branch, Hallandale Beach, FL
Susan Dove Lempke, Niles Public Library, Niles, IL
Grace Ruth, San Francisco, CA

2017 Wilder Committee

Maria Gentle, Arlington Central Library, Arlington, VA
Kathy Isaacs, Pasadena, MD
Carolyn Phelan, Northbrook Public Library, Evanston, IL

Bylaws Change

Related background information: In 2011 the ALSC membership voted to approve a change to the ALSC Bylaws converting one of the eight at large ALSC Board directors to a “New to ALSC” Board director. The exact language approved by the membership by vote is as follows:
Sec. 1. The Board of Directors shall consist of the officers of the Association, the immediate past-president; the ALSC/ALA Councilor; the fiscal officer; eight additional directors, which will include a “New to ALSC” director, three to be elected each year for a term of three years each, except beginning in 1977 and every third year thereafter when two shall be elected for a term of three years each.

A proposed change -- on the 2014 ballot and related to the New-to-ALSC director position -- to ALSC Bylaws Article V, Sec. 3: Officers and Duties was adopted, resulting in the following, revised language (new language is underscored):

In the event that the office of president becomes vacant, the vice-president shall become president and shall continue to fulfill the duties of the vice-president until the results of the next election are certified. In the event that the office of vice-president becomes vacant, the Board of Directors shall elect from among its members in the second or third year of service a person to assume the responsibilities of vice-president and succeed to the presidency. In the event that the office of fiscal officer becomes vacant, the Board of Directors shall elect from among its members in the second or third year of service a person to assume the responsibilities of fiscal officer for the remaining of the three-year term. In the event that the office of ALA/ALSC councilor becomes vacant, the Board of Directors shall elect from among its members in the second or third year of service a person to assume the responsibilities of ALA/ALSC councilor for the remainder of the three-year term. Due to the unique nature of the position, the New-to-ALSC director shall be excluded from eligibility for interim appointments.