ALSC 2020 Election

Complete list of candidates | ALSC President | ALSC Division Councilor | ALSC Board of Directors | Award Committee Candidates

Candidate names on this page appear in a randomly selected order. 

Voting is a vital benefit of ALSC membership. The 2020 election will determine five key leadership positions within ALSC: president, ALSC division councilor and three board members. Learn more about the candidates by clicking on the links below; your informed vote will determine the leaders who will guide the work and direction of our association for the next several years.

ALSC sincerely thanks the 2020 Nominating and Leadership Development Committee, including Chair Thom Barthelmess, Carmen Boston, Amy Seto Forrester, April Roy, and Madeline Walton-Hadlock.

The polls open at 9:00 a.m. Central Time on Monday, March 9. Over the three-day period of March 9–11, voters will be notified by email and provided a unique URL and information about how to vote.

The polls close on Wednesday, April 1 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. On April 8, the ALA Election Committee will meet to certify the election. Election results will be released following that meeting.

Candidates for ALSC President (2021-2022)

The ALSC President will be elected for a three-year term that begins at the conclusion of the 2020 ALA Annual Conference and ends at the conclusion of the 2023 ALA Annual Conference, serving one year each as President-Elect (2020–2021), President (2021–2022), and Immediate Past-President (2022–2023).

Carol PhillipsCarol Phillips
St. Bartholomew School
East Brunswick, NJ
Photo courtesy of Lifetouch

Lucia GonzalezLucia Gonzalez
North Miami Public Library
North Miami, FL
Photo courtesy of Lucia Gonzalez

ALSC Division Councilor & Board of Directors

The available positions include one division councilor and three board members, each with a three-year term that begins at the conclusion of the 2020 ALA Annual Conference and ends at the conclusion of the 2023 ALA Annual Conference. Voting ALSC members will select up to one candidate for division councilor and up to three candidates for board of directors.

Candidates for Division Councilor

Learn more about each division councilor candidate

Kimberly PattonKimberly Patton
Kansas City Kansas Public Library
Kansas City, KS
Photo courtesy of Kim Patton

Eric GomezEric Gomez
Broward County Library
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Photo courtesy of Eric Gomez

Candidates for Board of Directors

Learn more about each candidate for the board of directors.

Krishna GradyKrishna Grady
Conyers-Rockdale Library System
Covington, GA
Photo courtesy of Amanda L. Goodman

Sophie KenneySophie Kenney
Aurora Public Library
Mundelein, IL
Photo courtesy of Sophie Kenney

Ariana HussainAriana Hussain
The Blake School
Minnetonka, MN
Photo courtesy of Jessica Riggle of Sweet Pea Photography

Jenna FriebelJenna Friebel
Oak Park Public Library
Chicago, IL
Photo courtesy of Jenna Friebel

Meredith SteinerMeredith Steiner
San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy of Meredith Steiner

Soraya Silverman-MontanoSoraya Silverman-Montano
Las Vegas Clark County Library District
Las Vegas, NV
Photo courtesy of Soraya Silverman-Montano

Award Committee Candidates

Click here to see all ALSC award committee candidates.

ALA Election

Learn more about the ALA Elections, including ALA President-elect candidates and ALA Council candidates.