ALA councilors elected

                                               

Contact:  Lois Ann Gregory-Wood
Council Secretariat
ALA Governance Office
312-280-3204
lgregory@ala.org


NEWS
For Immediate Release
May 1, 2009
                              

CHICAGO – Thirty-three members have been elected as Councilors-at-Large on the Council of the American Library Association (ALA) for three-year terms. The terms begin at the conclusion of the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago and extend through the end of the 2012 Annual Conference held in Anaheim, Calif.

The 2009 - 2012 Councilors-at-Large are:

  • Rosie L. Albritton
  • Jose Aponte
  • Mario Ascencio
  • Valerie P. Bell
  • Kay I. Bowes
  • Angela Carstensen
  • Annalisa R. Crews
  • Linda Dobb
  • Aaron W. Dobbs
  • Nanette Donohue
  • Vicki Morris Emery
  • Rosario Garza
  • Carolyn Giambra
  • Judith A. Gibbons
  • Michael A. Golrick
  • Mario M. Gonzalez
  • Tracie D. Hall
  • Dora T. Ho
  • Sara Kelly Johns
  • Susan Miller
  • Virginia (Ginny) B. Moore
  • Maren Ostergard
  • Jennifer Pickle
  • JoAnn Pinder
  • Eva Poole
  • Gail Schlachter
  • Vicky Schmarr
  • Patricia H. (Pat) Smith
  • Gail Tobin
  • Shixing Wen
  • Diane Yuhfen Wu
  • Diane Zabel
  • Nancy P. Zimmerman

Irene Briggs was also elected as a Councilor-at-Large for a two-year term to begin immediately and expire at the end of the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, La.

ALA Division and Round Table Councilors elected for 2009-2012 include:

AASL
Sylvia K. Norton

ALSC
Rhonda K. Puntney

ALTAFF
Donald L. Roalkvam

RUSA
Kathleen M. Kern

YALSA
Nick Buron

IFRT
John A. Moorman

IRRT
Marilyn H. McClaskey

SRRT
Tiffani Reneau Conner

           
CLENERT, ERT, FAFLRT, LHRT, LRRT, MAGERT, SORT, AND VRT
Pete Reehling

 

The following proposed constitutional amendments and one bylaw amendment were approved:

Constitution Article VIII, Section 2. Vacancy.  a. President-elect. When a vacancy occurs in the office of president-elect, or when an elected incoming president-elect withdraws or is unable to serve before the assumption of office, then the Executive Board shall appoint an individual to serve in such office, or to assume such office, subject to a confirmation mail vote by Council. Until the individual is confirmed by Council, they shall serve in an acting capacity.

b. Treasurer. When a vacancy occurs in the office of treasurer, or when an elected incoming treasurer withdraws or is unable to serve before the assumption of office, then the Executive Board shall appoint an individual to serve in such office, or to assume such office, subject to a confirmation mail vote by Council. Until the individual is confirmed by Council, they shall serve in an acting capacity. The position of treasurer shall be filled by regular election at the next election, unless at the time of appointment the next regular election is less than four (4) months away, in which case the position of treasurer shall be filled at the following election.

Constitution Article VIII, Section 5. Terms of Office. All officers and elected members of the Executive Board shall serve until the adjournment of the Annual Conference that follows the selection of their successors.

 

Bylaws Article I, Sec. 1.  Classification of Membership.  Membership of the Association shall consist of:

Personal Members:  any person who has completed the process of joining the Association as an individual or on whom membership has been conferred by the Association.

Chapter Members:  any legally constituted state, territorial, or regional library association that has been granted chapter status by action of Council under Article V, Section 1(c) of the Bylaws.

Organization Members:  Non-profit libraries and nonprofit schools conducting programs of library education; library associations; affiliated organizations; foreign organizations; and non-profit organizations other than libraries and library schools.

Corporate Members:  For-profit companies and organizations interested in supporting the work of the Association and electing to pay dues set in accordance with Section 2 of this Article.

Sec. 2.  Categories and Dues. 

Categories within each classification of membership in the Association may be established by the Council upon recommendation by the Executive Board. Dues for personal members shall be set by the Executive Board with approval by a vote of the Council and subject to a mail vote of the personal members.  Dues for Chapter Members, Organization Members, and Corporate Members shall be set by Council upon recommendation of the Executive Board.  (Note:  See Policy 12.) Members falling into two or more categories of membership shall pay the highest applicable dues and shall receive corresponding privileges.
The membership year for any member of the Association and its divisions and round tables shall be twelve consecutive months effective the first day of the month following receipt of dues payment.

Sec. 3.  Rights and Privileges.  Perquisites of membership shall be set by Council upon recommendation of the Executive Board.  Only personal members of the Association shall have the right to vote, petition, hold office, and participate in membership meetings.

Sec. 4.  Upon approval of the Executive Board, special promotional membership rates may be made available from time to time.

Sec. 5.  The category to which any personal member belongs, except Honorary and Life Members, shall not be specified  in the Directory and shall be regarded as confidential.
Sec. 6.  Unpaid dues.  Members whose dues are unpaid upon the expiration date of their membership year and who shall continue such delinquency for two months after notice of the same has been sent, shall be dropped from membership.  Lapsed members shall be reinstated upon payment of dues for the current membership year.
A total of 12,803 votes were cast in the election. Council, Division and Round Table elections also were decided.

For complete election results, please visit h ttp://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/alaelection/index.cfm