ALA Election Information

Running for Office

The ALA Nominating Committee nominates candidates from among the general membership for the position of president-elect (annually), and for members-at-large of Council (annually). Individuals who are not selected by the Nominating Committee may run for office by petition. ALA elections are held in the spring of each year with the results announced in early April. 

2023 Spring Election

Ballot emailing for the 2023 ALA election will begin on March 13, 2023. The election will close April 5, 2023. Renew your membership by January 31, 2023 to ensure that you receive your ballot for the 2023 ALA election.

 


2024-2025 ALA President Candidates

Candidate Websites:

Press Release: Hohl, Suess Seek American Library Association Presidency for 2024-25 Term

The ALA Presidential Candidates Virtual Forum will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. Central. Each candidate will have the opportunity to share a statement and answer questions from members. ALA members can register for the forum here. Immediately following, ALA members will have the opportunity to virtually meet and greet each candidate.

 

2023-2026 ALA Councilor at Large Candidates

ALA members are to vote for no more than 37 (out of 63 candidates) to serve a three year term, 2023-2026

Click on the following links to view all ALA Councilor at Large bios in Excel (you have the ability to filter). For previous Councilor voting/attendance records, please visit the Council webpage. For previous Councilor voting/attendance records, please visit the Council webpage.


Election Schedule

Executive Board Elections

Per ALA Bylaws, Article III. Nominations and Elections Section 6. Executive Board Members are elected by ALA Council from among the members of the Council. Executive Board Candidates must have served at the midwinter and annual conference before the start of the Executive Board term.

  • In 2022, two persons will be elected for three (3) years.
  • In 2023, three persons will be elected for three (3) years.
  • In 2024, three persons will be elected for three (3) years. 
  • In 2025, two persons will be elected for three (3) years.
  • In 2026, three persons will be elected for three (3) years. 

The schedule will then be repeated.

Councilors-at-Large Elections

  • In 2022, thirty-four (34) persons will be elected for three (3) years.
  • In 2023, thirty-three (33) persons will be elected for three (3) years.
  • In 2024, thirty-three (33) persons will be elected for three (3) years.
  • In 2025, thirty-four (34) persons will be elected for three (3) years.
  • In 2026, thirty-three (33) persons will be elected for three (3) years.

The schedule will then be repeated.

 

 

Open House Candidate Webinar for ALA President and ALA Councilor-at-Large

FAQ's & Guidelines

Job Descriptions

 


2022 Elections Results:

2022-2023 Elected ALA President-Elect

Drabinski Wins 2023–2024 ALA Presidency

2022-2025 Elected ALA Treasurer

Hepburn Elected ALA Treasurer

2022-2025 Elected Councilor at Large

Councilor-at-Large Results (alpha order)

Councilor-at-Large Results (count order)

ALA 2022 Election Results

Final 2022 Election Results (includes ALA Officers, Divisions and Roundtables)

Special ACRL Director at Large Election Results