Governance Office

ALA announces slate of Council candidates

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) announces the following individuals as candidates for positions on the ALA Council.  These individuals were nominated by the Nominating Committee for the 2013 ALA Election:

Craig Scott Amos, library manager, Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, Va.

Thomas Jeremy Barthelmess, lecturer and curator, Butler Children’s Literature Center, Dominican University, Chicago

Immroth, Young seek 2014-15 ALA presidency

CHICAGO— Barbara Froling Immroth, professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Information, and Courtney Louise Young, head librarian at the Penn State Greater Allegheny, are the candidates for the 2014-15 presidency of the American Library Association (ALA).

“I am humbled and honored to be nominated for leadership in the American Library Association, the largest, oldest library association in the world,” said Immroth.

Volunteer to serve on ALA or Council committees for 2013 - 2014

CHICAGO — Barbara Stripling, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, encourages members to volunteer to serve on ALA and Council committees for the 2013-2014 term (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014). Committee appointments will be finalized at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting, with notifications sent out in early spring, 2013. Stripling chairs both the Committee on Appointments (COAppt ) and the Committee on Committees (COC).

Nominating committee continues to seek candidates

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) 2013 Nominating Committee reminds all interested ALA members that the deadline for completing the candidate biographical form is quickly approaching – the form will close on Aug. 17.  The committee is soliciting nominees to run on the 2013 spring ballot for the offices of ALA president-elect, ALA treasurer and councilor-at-large.

EBSCO awards seven scholarships for ALA Annual

~Librarians earn funding to help them grow professionally, better serve their users, and advance the field of librarianship~   

Birmingham, Ala. —In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO awarded seven librarians scholarships of $1,000 each to attend the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., June 21–26, 2012.

Honorary member nominations open

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for ALA honorary membership, the association’s highest honor, which is bestowed on living citizens of any country whose contributions to librarianship or a closely related field are so outstanding that they are of significant and lasting importance to the whole field of library service.

Nominating committee seeks candidates

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) 2013 Nominating Committee is soliciting nominees to run on the 2013 spring ballot for the offices of ALA president-elect, ALA treasurer and councilor-at-large.

The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for president-elect, two candidates to run for treasurer and no fewer than 50 candidates for the 33 at-large Council seats to be filled in the 2013 spring election.

ALA councilors elected

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 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. and extend through the end of the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

The 2012 - 2015 Councilors-at-Large are:

Stripling wins 2013-14 ALA presidency

CHICAGO — Barbara K. Stripling, assistant professor of practice at Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y., has been elected to the 2013-14 presidency of the American Library Association (ALA).

Stripling defeated Gina J. Millsap, chief executive officer of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library in Topeka, Kan.

Stripling received 6,272 votes, while Millsap received 4,486 votes.

'Pacific Glory' wins the W.Y. Boyd Literary Award

CHICAGO — “Pacific Glory” by P.T. Deutermann, published by St. Martin’s Press, is the winner of the 2012 W. Y. Boyd Literary Award “for Excellence in Military Fiction.”

The W. Y. Boyd Literary Novel Award honors the best fiction set in a period when the United States was at war. The $5,000 award and citation, donated by author W.Y. Boyd II, recognizes the service of American veterans and encourages the writing and publishing of outstanding war-related fiction.


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