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 Kristin Pekoll (, Assistant Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611, as soon as possible. You may email or call her at (800) 545-2433 x4221 with the updated information use or use the Word Contact Information Form and mail or fax (312-280-4227) it to her.

List updated October 10, 2014

Links to State IFC Chairs


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

New England Southeastern

Links to State School Library Association IF Chairs

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  



Alabama Library Association

Dana L. Hettich, General Reference Librarian, UAB - Sterne Library, 917 13th St. S, Birmingham, AL 35205; (205) 934-6364; dhettich at 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


Arizona Library Association

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


Arkansas Library Association

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


California Library Association

Angie Miraflor, Division Manager of Literacy and Learning, San José Public Library, 150 E. San Fernando Street, San José, CA 95112; (408) 808-2188;


Colorado Association of Libraries

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


Connecticut Library Association

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


Delaware Library Association

Margery Cyr, Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover, DE 19901; (302) 736-7032; Fax: (302) 736-5087;


District of Columbia Library Association

Martina Darragh, darraghm at


Florida Library Association

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


Georgia Library Association

Karen Gross, East Central Georgia Regional Library, 902 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901; grossk at


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


Idaho Library Association

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


Illinois Library Association

Melissa Rice, Head of Adult Services, Frankfort Public Library District, Frankfort, IL; (815) 534-6177; mrice at


Indiana Library Federation

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


Iowa Library Association

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


Kansas Library Association

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


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


Louisiana Library Association

Naomi Hurtienne Magola, nmagola at


Maine Library Association

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


Maryland Library Association

Mark DeJong, University of Maryland University College mdejong at


Massachusetts Library Association

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


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


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


Mississippi Library Association

Sheila Cork; 228-467-6836; scork at


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


Montana Library Association

BJ McCracken, Great Falls High School, 1900 2nd Ave. South, Great Falls, MT 59405; (406) 268-6304; Bj_Mccracken at; 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


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


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


New Jersey Library Association

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


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

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


New York Library Association

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


North Carolina Library Association

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


North Dakota Library Association

Rita Ennen, Library Director, Dickinson Area Public Library, 139 Third Street West, Dickinson, ND  58601; (701) 456-7703;,


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


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

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


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


Rhode Island Library Association

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

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


South Carolina Library Association

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


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


Tennessee Library Association

Annie Herlocker (co-chair), annie at

Anthony Prince (co-chair), Cataloging Manager, Brown-Daniel Library, Tennessee State University, 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd., Nashville, TN; (615) 963-5235 aprince1 at


Texas Library Association

Bonne Case, Highland Park Library, Highland Park, TX; bcase at


Utah Library Association

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


Vermont Library Association

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


Virginia Library Association

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


Washington Library Association

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


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


Wisconsin Library Association

Sarah Cournoyer, Assistant Director, Horicon Public Library, Horicon, WI; (920) 485-3535; scournoyer at


Wyoming Library Association

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




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


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




Alabama Instructional Media Association

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


Arizona Library Association, Teacher Librarian Division

Ann Boles, ann.boles at


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  


California School Library Association

Jill Sonnenberg, jsonnenberg at


Colorado Association of School Librarians

Jody Howard, jodyhoward at


Connecticut Association of School Librarians

Chris Barlow, christopherbarlow at


District of Columbia Association of School Librarians

André Maria Taylor, divalibrarian2 at


Florida Association for Media in Education

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


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


Idaho Library Association, Educational Media Division

No contact


Illinois School Library Media Association

Megan Cusick, megan at


Iowa Association of School Librarians

Kelly Fischbach, kfischbach at


Kansas Association of School Librarians

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


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


Maine Association of School Libraries

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


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


Michigan Association for Media in Education

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


Minnesota Educational Media Organization

Ann Peters, ann.peters at
Ann Walker Smalley, ann at


Missouri Association of School Librarians

Linda Weatherspoon; bks2rd at


Nebraska Educational Media Association

Lora Leibrandt, lora.leibrandt at


Nevada School and Children Librarians' Section, Nevada Library Association

Carla Land, landc at


New Hampshire School Library Media Association

Pam Harland, pharland at


New Jersey Association of School Librarians

Hilda Weisburg, hildak at


New Mexico Library Association - Advocacy for School Libraries

Felipe de Ortega y Gasca, orteop at


North Carolina School Library Media Association

Deanna Harris, ncslma.deanna at


North Dakota Library Association, School Library and Youth Services Section

Christine Kujawa, ckujawa at


Ohio Educational Library Media Association

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


Oklahoma School Librarians

Janet Brooks, jbrooks at
Catharine Cook, cathcook at


Oregon Association of School Libraries

Leigh Morlock, lamorlock at


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


Rhode Island Educational Media Association

Jillian Waugh, jwaugh3 at


South Carolina Association of School Librarians

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


School/Library Media Section of the South Dakota Library Association

Todd Quinn


Tennessee Association of School Librarians

Diane R. Chen, dianerchen at


Texas Association of School Librarians

Jennifer Laboon, jennifer.laboon at


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


Virginia Association of School Librarians

Sabrina Carnesi, sabrina.carnesi at


Washington Library Media Association

Bob Koreis, robertkoreis at


West Virginia Library Association - School Division

Majed Khader, khader at MARSHALL.EDU


Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association

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