Nominating Committee extends deadline

For Immediate Release
Mon, 06/15/2015


JoAnne Kempf


Office of ALA Governance

Chicago — The ALA 2016 Nominating Committee announces a deadline extension for completing the candidate biographical form for the position of councilor-at-large.  Any ALA members interested in being considered for candidacy for the positions of ALA councilor-at-large have until 9:00 a.m. (CDT) on Monday, June 29, to complete the form.

All potential nominees must complete the Potential Candidate Biographical Form available at  You must click on the “Register” link prior to completing the form.

The Nominating Committee will select no fewer than 51 candidates for the 34 at-large Council seats to be filled in the 2016 spring election.  The elected councilors-at-large will serve three-year terms, beginning after the 2016 ALA Annual Conference and ending at the adjournment of the 2019 Annual Conference.

The ALA Councilors 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:

  • Larry Neal, Library Director, Clinton-Macomb Public Library, Clinton Township, Michigan, (586) 226-5011, E-mail
  • Susan Ballard, Project Director, School Librarian Program Development, Granite State College/University System of New Hampshire, Rochester, New Hampshire, (603) 247-8308, E-mail
  • Manuel Figueroa, Talent Development and Training Manager, Queens Library, Jamaica, New York, (718) 990-8575, E-mail
  • Sharon Hu, Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies, Chicago State University, Chicago, (773) 995-2006, E-mail
  • Joquetta Johnson, Library Media Specialist, Randallstown High School, Randallstown, Maryland, (410) 887-0760, E-mail
  • David Lee King, Digital Services Director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, Kansas, (785) 580-4601, E-mail
  • Portia Latalladi, Youth Librarian, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, (312) 747-3725, E-mail
  • Jennifer Paustenbaugh, University Librarian, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, (801) 422-4301, E-mail
  • Brian Schottlaender, Audrey Geisel University Librarian, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, California, (858) 534-3060, E-mail