225 N Michigan Ave,
Chicago, IL 60601
Toll free 800-545-2433
Direct line 312-944-6780
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:
Initiatives & Projects
Updates on our current projects and initiatives can be found on the IT blog at http://itts.ala.org/news.
Member Volunteer Resources
ALA is fortunate to have many member volunteers who add content to our website at www.ala.org. 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- http://www.ala.org/support/Drupal
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.
Director, Information Technology (IT)
Sherri Vanyek - firstname.lastname@example.org
(800) 545-2433, Ext. 2437
Responsible for the overall direction of IT.
Brian Willard – email@example.com
(800) 545-4394, Ext. 4394
Areas of Responsibility: IT Planning, software applications, infrastructure, database support, and support to the Director
Rob Berquist - firstname.lastname@example.org
(800) 545-2433, Ext. 5833
Areas of Responsibility: Infrastructure support for ALA websites, Blogs, Sympa, and Wikis
Technical Service Specialist
Maribeth Chapman - email@example.com
(800) 545-2433, Ext. 2460
Areas of Responsibility: Hardware/software purchases, ALA mailing lists, Telephone changes, Outlook mail accounts
Stan Kessler- firstname.lastname@example.org
(800) 545-2433, Ext. 2462
Areas of Responsibility: Systems Integration, iMIS Membership Database Reporting
eStore Project Manager
Nathan Strong email@example.com
(800) 545-2433, Ext. 5863
Areas of Responsibility: eStore/eLearning ecommerce sites.
Infrastructure support for ALA websites, Blogs, and Wikis.
Shakir Akbari – firstname.lastname@example.org
(800) 545-4394, Ext. 5288
Areas of Responsibility: ALA Connect Project Management
Patrick Harrington - email@example.com
(800) 545-2433, Ext. 2461
Areas of Responsibility: Admin Support and Training for- ALA Connect, iMIS, Drupal (ALA website), Moodle, Zoom, Adobe Connect, Informz, Windows10. Facilitates New Hire Tech Orientation
Data Analyst (Open)