Information Technology

225 N Michigan Ave,
Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601
Toll free 800-545-2433
Direct line 312-944-6780
Fax 312-440-9374

Information Technology


The IT Department supports the technology services of ALA to its staff and membership by investigating new technology, providing training and support materials, and implementing hardware and software platforms that support ALA's Action and strategic direction goals.


The IT Department offers advice, support, and maintenance in the areas of:

  • Web Services

  • Network Services

  • Telecommunication Services

  • Project Management

  • Database Administration

  • Technical Training

Member Volunteer Resources

ALA is fortunate to have many member volunteers who add content to our website at The Content Management System for our website is Drupal 7. Online Learning is available to train our member volunteer content managers in Drupal in our Drupal Sandbox-

Live training is available as a follow-up to the resources on our support site.  Please contact Patrick Harrington at 800-545-2433 x2461 to find out about the next remote training session.


Chief Information Technology Officer 
Rebecca Headrick -
(800) 545-2433, Ext. 5873


Director of Infrastructure and Support
Sherri Vanyek -
(800) 545-2433, Ext. 2437


Director of Enterprise Applications
Shakir Akbari –
(800) 545-4394, Ext. 5288


Technical Service Specialist 
Maribeth Chapman -
(800) 545-2433, Ext. 2460

Data and Reporting Analyst
Stan Kessler-  
(800) 545-2433, Ext. 2462


eStore Project Manager 
Nathan Strong
(800) 545-2433, Ext. 5863


Training Specialist
Patrick Harrington -
(800) 545-2433, Ext. 2461


Business Analyst 
Paige McLeod-
(800) 545-2433, Ext. 5835

Training & Staff Resources

Training and Staff Resources are now located at