ALA announces slate of petition Council candidates

For Immediate Release
Tue, 02/24/2015


JoAnne Kempf

Director, Office of ALA Governance

Office of ALA Governance

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) announces the following individuals will be running as petition candidates for positions on the ALA Council:

Karyn Jill Applegate, Rock Hill Public Library, Rock Hill, Missouri.

Elizabeth Jean Brumfield, distance services librarian, Prairie View A&M University, Houston, Texas.

Nick Buron, vice president, public library services, Queens Library, New York

Lauren Andrea Comito, Job and Business Academy manager, Queens Library, Jamaica, New York.

Andrew Coulon, e-library specialist, Jacksonville Public Library, Jacksonville, Florida.

Megan Elizabeth Drake, systems and applications librarian, Pacific University, Portland, Oregon.

Rochelle L. Hartman, adult services manager, LaCrosse Public Library, LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Al Kagan, African Studies bibliographer and professor of Library Administration emeritus, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.

Henry C. Mensch, LIS student, Syracuse University School of Information Studies, San Francisco.

Toni Negro, librarian, Universities at Shady Grove, Shady Grove Library, Rockville, Maryland.

Kimberly A. Patton, youth services supervisor, Kansas City, (Kansas) Public Library

Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada, librarian, Rancho Cucamonga Public Library, Rancho Cucamonga, California.

John C. Sandstrom, acquisitions librarian, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Lindsay C. Sarin, MLS program coordinator, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.

Eric D. Suess, library director, Marshall Public Library, Pocatello, Idaho.

Wick Thomas, Kansas City, Missouri.

Sandy Wee, library services manager, access services, San Mateo County Library, San Mateo, California.

Individuals wishing to appear on a ballot as a petition candidate were required to complete a petition form with the signatures of no fewer than 25 ALA current personal members.  The deadline for filing petitions for the 2015 ballot was Feb. 6.

The 2015 ALA election will open at 9 a.m. Central Time on March 24, 2015 and will close at 11:59 p.m. Central Time on May 1.  Election results will be announced on May 8.

Biographical information on all candidates for Councilor-at-Large can be found at  Watch for additional election information in the coming weeks.