State IFC Chair Roster

The American Library Association has affiliate relationships with state library associations in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and regional library associations in the Mountain Plains, New England, Pacific Northwest, and Southeast regions. Each state chapter is represented by an elected Chapter Councilor with full voting rights in ALA’s governing assembly. The interests of Chapters are represented within the association by the Chapter Relations Office and the Chapter Relations Committee.

AASL, a division of ALA, is connected to state-level school library media associations via its Affliliate Assembly.

Below is roster of the state and regional library associations Intellectual Freedom Commitee chairs, along with the chairs of intellectual freedom committees for AASL affliliates. Please keep the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom informed by sending your notification of being the new state IFC chair or change of address information to Jonathan Kelley (jokelley@ala.org), Program Officer, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611, as soon as possible. You may email or call him at (800) 545-2433 x4226 with the updated information use or use the Word Contact Information Form and mail or fax (312-280-4227) it to him.

List updated July 10, 2014

Links to State IFC Chairs on This Page

   

Alabama  Alaska  Arizona  Arkansas  California  Colorado  Connecticut

Delaware  District of Columbia  Florida  Georgia  Hawaii  Idaho

Illinois  Indiana  Iowa  Kansas  Kentucky  Louisiana  Maine  Maryland

Massachusetts  Michigan  Minnesota  Mississippi  Missouri  Montana

Nebraska  Nevada  New Hampshire  New Jersey  New Mexico  New York

North Carolina  North Dakota  Ohio  Oklahoma  Oregon  Pennsylvania

Rhode Island  South Carolina  South Dakota  Tennessee  Texas  Utah

Vermont  Virginia  Washington  West Virginia  Wisconsin  Wyoming

Links to Regional IFC Chairs on This Page

New England Southeastern

Links to State School Media Association IFC Chairs on This Page

Alabama  Arizona  Arkansas  California  Colorado  Connecticut  Dist.of Columbia  

Florida  Georgia  Idaho  Illinois  Iowa  Kansas  Kentucky  Maine  Massachusetts

Michigan  Missouri  Nebraska  Nevada  New Hampshire  New Jersey  New Mexico

North Carolina  North Dakota  Ohio  Oklahoma  Oregon  Pennsylvania  Rhode Island

South Carolina  South Dakota  Tennessee  Texas  Vermont  Virginia  Washington

West Virginia  Wisconsin  


ALA STATE CHAPTERS

   

Alabama Library Association

Dana L. Hettich, General Reference Librarian, UAB - Sterne Library, 917 13th St. S, Birmingham, AL 35205; (205) 934-6364; dhettich at uab.edu Term: May 1, 2014-May 1, 2015

   

Alaska Library Association

Michael Robinson, University of Alaska-Anchorage, 3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508; (907) 786-1001; mcrobinson at uaa.alaska.edu

   

Arizona Library Association

Nancy Reckard, (602) 383-8245; nreckard at uat.edu

   

Arkansas Library Association

Devona Pendergrass, Mountain Home High School Career Academies, 500 Bomber Blvd., Mountain Home, AR 72653; (870) 425-2541; dpendergrass at mtnhome.k12.ar.us

   

California Library Association

TBA

   

Colorado Association of Libraries

Leonardo Arellano, UC Boulder - Norlin Library, arellano.leonardo26 at gmail.com

   

Connecticut Library Association

Peter Chase, Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main Street, Plainville, CT 06062; (860) 793-1446; peterfchase at gmail.com

   

Delaware Library Association

Vacant

   

District of Columbia Library Association

Martina Darragh, darraghm at georgetown.edu

   

Florida Library Association

Robin Shader, Northwest Regional Library System, 898 W. 11th street, Panama City, FL 32401; (850) 522-2109; rshader at nwrl.com

   

Georgia Library Association

Karen Gross, East Central Georgia Regional Library, 902 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901; grossk at mail.columbia.public.lib.ga.us

   

Hawaii Library Association

Andrew Wertheimer, Associate Professor & LIS Program Chair, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2550 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822-2233; (808) 956-7321; Fax: (808) 956-5835; wertheim at hawaii.edu

   

Idaho Library Association

Eric Suess, Director, Marshall Public Library, 113 S. Garfield Ave., Pocatello, ID 83204-3235; (208) 232-1263 x101; esuess at marshallpl.org

   

Illinois Library Association

Marcie Shaffer, Adult Services Fiction Selector, Bloomington Public Library, Bloomington, IL; (309) 557-8946; marcies at bloomingtonlibrary.org

   

Indiana Library Federation

Evan Davis, Librarian, Business, Science, and Technology Department, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN 46802; (260) 421-1215;  edavis at acpl.info

   

Iowa Library Association

Kelly Fischbach, Director, Carroll Public Library, 118 E. 5th St., Carroll, IA 51401; (712) 792-3432; kfischbach at carroll-library.org

   

Kansas Library Association

Melanie Miller, KLA/IFRT, Hays Public Library, 1205 Main, Hays, KS 67601; (785) 628-9014; Fax: (785) 625-8683; mmiller at fhsu.edu

   

Kentucky Library Association

Fannie M. Cox, University of Louisville - Ekstrom Library, 2301 S. Third St., Louisville, KY 40292-0001; (502) 852-2705; Fax: (502) 852-8714; fmcox at louisville.edu

   

Louisiana Library Association

Naomi Hurtienne Magola, nmagola at lafourche.org

   

Maine Library Association

Jim Campbell, Modular Media, PO Box 119, Bucksport, ME 04416; modmedia at earthlink.net

   

Maryland Library Association

Mark DeJong, University of Maryland University College mdejong at umuc.edu

   

Massachusetts Library Association

Jacqueline Rafferty, Library Director, Paul Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA 02025; (781) 383-348; jrafferty at ocln.org

   

Michigan Library Association

Cindy Lou Poquette, Indian River Area Library, P.O. Box 160, Indian River, Michigan 49749; (231) 238-8581; (231) 238-9494; indriv1 at northland.lib.mi.us

   

Minnesota Library Association

Amy Springer, Librarian for Government Information, Psychology, and Institute of Child Development, 10 Wilson Library, University of Minnesota, 309 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0414; (612) 625-7778; Fax: (612) 626-9353; aspringe at umn.edu

   

Mississippi Library Association

Sheila Cork; 228-467-6836; scork at hancock.lib.ms.us

   

Missouri Library Association

Robert Hallis, Ph.D., Associate Professor: Instructional Design Librarian, University of Central , James C. Kirkpatrick Library Rm. 2446, Warrensburg, MO 64093; (660) 543-8002; hallis at ucmo.edu

   

Montana Library Association

BJ McCracken, Great Falls High School, 1900 2nd Ave. South, Great Falls, MT 59405; (406) 268-6304; Bj_Mccracken at gfps.k12.mt.us; Term: July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2014 

   

Nebraska Library Association

Brenda Ealey, Southeast Library System, 5730 R Street, Suite C-1, Lincoln, NE 68505; (402) 467-6188; Fax: (402) 467-6196; bsealey at alltel.net

   

Nevada Library Association

Eva Stowers, Lied Library, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154-7014; (702) 895-2136; Fax: (702) 895-2284; eva.stowers at unlv.edu

   

New Hampshire Library Association

Diane Lynch, Laconia Public Library, 695 N. Main St., Laconia, NH 03246; (603) 524-4775; Fax: (603) 527-1277; dlynch at metrocast.net

   

New Jersey Library Association

Carol Roehrenbeck, Rutgers Law Library, 123 Washington St., Newark, NJ 07102; (973) 353-3152; Fax: (973) 353-1356; croehrenbeck at kinoy.rutgers.edu

   

New Mexico Library Association

Felipe de Ortego y Gasca, Ph.D., Scholar in Residence, Chair, Department of Chicana/o & Hemispheric Studies, Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM; ortegop at wnmu.edu

Gilda Baeza Ortego, Ph.D., University Librarian, Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM, ortegog at wnmu.edu

   

New York Library Association

Arthur L. Friedman, Professor, Nassau Community College; (516) 572-7401 x26028; arthur.friedman at ncc.edu

   

North Carolina Library Association

David Trudeau, Director, Vance-Granville Community College Library; trudeaud at vgcc.edu

   

North Dakota Library Association

Christine Kujawa, Bismarck Public Library, 515 N. 5th St., Bismarck, ND 58501; (701) 355-1496; Fax: (701) 221-3729; ckujawa at cdln.info

   

Ohio Library Council

Kimberly Castle-Alberts, Children's/Young Adult Librarian, Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library St., Hudson, OH 44236; (330) 653-6658 x1025; kim.alberts at hudson.lib.oh.us

   

Oklahoma Library Association

Information not available at this time.

   

Oregon Library Association

Roberta Richards, PCC Sylvania Library, PO Box 19000, Portland, OR 97219; (971) 722-4962; rrichard at pcc.edu

Garnetta Wilker, Jackson Middle School, 0625 SW 35th, Portland, OR 97219; (503) 916-5680; gwilker at pps.net

   

Pennsylvania Library Association

Jan O’Rourke, Bucks County Free Library, 150 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901; (215) 348-0332 x132; Fax: (215) 348-4760; orourkej at buckslib.org

   

Rhode Island Library Association

Jim Kinnie, Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island Library, jkinnie at uri.edu

Carla M. Weiss, Reference Dept., Rhode Island College, Providence, RI 02908; (401) 456-8125; Fax: (401) 456-9646; cweiss at ric.edu

   

South Carolina Library Association

MIchelle Sellars, Manager of Digital Content, College of Charleston Libraries, (843) 953-8232; sellarsmh at cofc.edu

   

South Dakota Library Association

Todd Quinn, Reference Services Coordinator, Northern State University, 1200 S. Jay St., Aberdeen, SD 57401; (605) 626-2645; todd.quinn at northern.edu

   

Tennessee Library Association

Sarah Shippy Copeland (co-chair), Director of Library Services, Cleveland State Community College Library, Cleveland, TN; (432) 478-6209; scopeland01 at clevelandstatecc.edu Term: July 2011-June 2013

Karyn Storts-Brinks (co-chair), School Librarian, Fulton High School, Knoxville, TN; karyn.librarian at gmail.com; July 2010-June 2012

   

Texas Library Association

Bonne Case, Highland Park Library, Highland Park, TX; bcase at hplibrary.info

   

Utah Library Association

Wanda Mae Huffaker; (801) 282-0943; whuffaker at slcolibrary.org

   

Vermont Library Association

Ray Brior, Willey Library & Learning Center, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT; (802) 635-1495; Raymond.Brior at jsc.edu

   

Virginia Library Association

Jim Sanderson, Senior Librarian, West Avenue Library, 30th and West Save, Newport News, VA 23607; (757) 247-8505; jsanderson at nngov.com

   

Washington Library Association

Ann Crewdson, Issaquah Library, 10 West Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027, 425-392-5430, crewdson at kcls.org

   

West Virginia Library Association

Olivia L. Bravo, Special Collections Librarian, Kanawha County Public Library, 101 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV 25401, (304) 343-4646 Ext. 264; Fax: (304) 348-6530; olivia.bravo at kanawhalibrary.org.

   

Wisconsin Library Association

Kristin Pekoll, West Bend Community Memorial Library, West Bend, WI, (262) 335-5151; kpekoll at west-bendlibrary.org

   

Wyoming Library Association

Carey Hartmann, Laramie County Library System, 2200 Pioneer Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82001; (307) 773-7222; chartmann at lclsonline.org

 

ALA REGIONAL CHAPTERS

   

New England Library Association

Trina Magi, Library Professor, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405; (802) 656-5723; Fax: (802) 656-4038; trina.magi at uvm.edu

   

Southeastern Library Association (SELA)

Michael Mounce, Reference/Instruction Services Librarian and Associate Professor of Library Services, Roberts-LaForge Library, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS 38733; (662) 846-4457; mmounce at deltastate.edu

 

AASL AFFILIATES

   

Alabama Instructional Media Association

Annalisa Crews, Homewood High School, 1901 Lakeshore Drive South, Homewood, AL 52209; (205) 871-6882, ext. 1267; acrews at homewoodk12.al.us or a.crews at mindspring.com

   

Arizona Library Association, Teacher Librarian Division

Ann Boles, ann.boles at co.yavapai.az.us

   

Arkansas Association of School Librarians

The Arkansas Association of School Librarians is a division of the Arkansas Library Association. The Intellectual Freedom contact for both organizations is Devona Pendergrass, dpendergrass at mtnhome.k12.ar.us.  

   

California School Library Association

Jill Sonnenberg, jsonnenberg at njuhsd.com

   

Colorado Association of School Librarians

Jody Howard, jodyhoward at comcast.net

   

Connecticut Association of School Librarians

Chris Barlow, christopherbarlow at sbcglobal.net

   

District of Columbia Association of School Librarians

André Maria Taylor, divalibrarian2 at aol.com

   

Florida Association for Media in Education

Pat Franklin, Timber Creek High School, Orlando, FL; Patricia.franklin at ocps.net

   

Georgia Library Media Association

Valerie Ayer, Dekalb Professional Library, DeKalb County Schools, 1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd., Stone Mountain, GA 30083; (678) 676-2433; valerie_ayer at fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us

   

Idaho Library Association, Educational Media Division

No contact

   

Illinois School Library Media Association

Megan Cusick, megan at newgard.net

   

Iowa Association of School Librarians

Kelly Fischbach, kfischbach at carroll-library.org

   

Kansas Association of School Librarians

Dee Stoecker, Dodge City High School, 2201 Ross Blvd., Dodge City, KS 67801; deestoecker at hotmail.com

   

Kentucky School Media Association

MIchelle Lemmon, School Media Specialist, Model Lab School, Eastern Kentucky University, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475; (859) 622-3766;michelle.lemmon at eku.edu

   

Maine Association of School Libraries

Kelley McDaniel, co-chair; King Middle School, Portland, ME; mcdank at portlandschools.org

   

Massachusetts School Library Association

Kathy Lowe, Executive Director, Massachusetts School Library Association, PO Box 658, Lunenburg, MA 01462; (978) 582-6967 (phone and fax); klowe at maschoolibraries.org

   

Michigan Association for Media in Education

Susan Gilmore; (517) 422-0627; gilmore.susan at yahoo.com

   

Minnesota Educational Media Organization

Ann Peters, ann.peters at anoka.k12.mn.us
Ann Walker Smalley, ann at metronet.lib.mn.us

   

Missouri Association of School Librarians

Linda Weatherspoon; bks2rd at hotmail.com

   

Nebraska Educational Media Association

Lora Leibrandt, lora.leibrandt at ops.org

   

Nevada School and Children Librarians' Section, Nevada Library Association

Eva Stowers, estowers at ccmail.nevada.edu

   

New Hampshire School Library Media Association

Pam Harland, pharland at prhs.sau48.org

   

New Jersey Association of School Librarians

Hilda Weisburg, hildak at hotmail.com

   

New Mexico Library Association - Advocacy for School Libraries

Felipe de Ortega y Gasca, orteop at wnmu.edu

   

North Carolina School Library Media Association

Deanna Harris, ncslma.deanna at gmail.com

   

North Dakota Library Association, School Library and Youth Services Section

Christine Kujawa, ckujawa at cdln.info

   

Ohio Educational Library Media Association

Debra Kay Logan, Librarian/Media Specialist, Mount Gilead, OH; jd3logan at bright.net

   

Oklahoma School Librarians

Janet Brooks, jbrooks at metrolibrary.org
Catharine Cook, cathcook at chickasha.lib.ok.us

   

Oregon Association of School Libraries

Leigh Morlock, lamorlock at hotmail.com

   

Pennsylvania Association of School Libraries

Ilene Goldis-Grayev, Librarian, Radnor High School, 120 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087; (610) 292-0855, ext. 2408; ilene.goldis at rtsd.org

   

Rhode Island Educational Media Association

Jillian Waugh, jwaugh3 at cox.net

   

South Carolina Association of School Librarians

Lorena Swetnam, School Librarian, Blythewood Middle School, Richland 2 School District; (803) 691-6850; lorena.gaviria at gmail.com

   

School/Library Media Section of the South Dakota Library Association

Todd Quinn

   

Tennessee Association of School Librarians

Diane R. Chen, dianerchen at gmail.com

   

Texas Association of School Librarians

Jennifer Laboon, jennifer.laboon at fwisd.org

   

Vermont School Library Association

Christine Eldred, Missisquoi Valley Union Middle & High School Library, 100 Thunderbird Drive, Swanton, VT 05488; (802) 868-7211 x117; celdred at mvuschool.org

   

Virginia Educational Media Association

Carrie Campbell, carrieellencampbell@hotmail.com

   

Washington Library Media Association

Bob Koreis, robertkoreis at gmail.com

   

West Virginia Library Association - School Division

Majed Khader, khader at MARSHALL.EDU

   

Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association

Carin Bringelson, Director of Online Content & Collections, TeachingBooks.net LLC, 150 East Gilman St., Suite 1200, Madison, WI  53703-1441; (608) 257-2919; carin at teachingbooks.net