Nominating committee extends deadline

For Immediate Release
Thu, 07/05/2018

Contact:

JoAnne Kempf

Director

Office of ALA Governance

jkempf@ala.org

Chicago - The ALA 2019 Nominating Committee announces a deadline extension for completing the candidate biographical form for the positions of Councilor-at-Large, President-elect and Treasurer.  Any ALA members interested in being considered for candidacy for any of these positions have until 9:00 a.m. Central time on Friday, August 3, to complete the form. 

 

All potential nominees must complete the Candidate Biographical Form available at https://www.directvote.net/alanomination/2019users.html. You will be asked to create an account in order to access the form.

 

The Nominating Committee will select no fewer than 51 candidates for the 34 at-large Council seats to be filled in the 2019 spring election.  The elected Councilors-at-large and Treasurer will serve three-year terms, beginning after the 2019 ALA Annual Conference and ending at the adjournment of the 2022 Annual Conference. The elected President-elect will serve a three-year term beginning at the end of the 2019 ALA Annual Conference – the first year as president-elect, second year as president, and third year as immediate past president.

 

The ALA officers also serve in corresponding roles in the ALA-Allied Professional Association [ALA-APA].  Individuals considering ALA-APA office are encouraged to consult with their employer regarding any restrictions regarding lobbying activities or service on the governing body of a 501(c)6 organization.

 

Questions about running for office may be directed to any member of the Nominating Committee: 

 

  • Alexandra P. Rivera, Chair, Student Enrichment and Community Outreach Librarian, University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor, 734-764-7037, alexriv@umich.edu

 

  • Jason K. Alston, Information Literacy Librarian, Costal Carolina University, Conway, SC, 847-349-2415, jasonalston@gmail.com

 

 

  • H. Frank Cervone, Director, SPHIT, University of Illinois at Chicago, 312-996-3816, fcervone@uic.edu

 

 

  • Veronda J. Pitchford, Director, Membership Development and Resource Sharing, RAILS Reaching Across Illinois Library System, Burr Ridge, IL, 630-734-5000, veronda.pitchford@railslibraries.info

 

  • Lian Ruan, Director/Head Librarian, Illinois Fire Service Institute, Champaign, IL, 217-333-8925, lruan@lillinois.edu

 

  • Rivkah Sass, Library Director, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, CA, 916-264-2830, rsass@saclibrary.org

 

  • John Spears, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs, CO, 719-531-6333, jspears@ppld.org

 

The 2019 ALA elections will take place March 11-April 3, 2019.