Human Resource Development and Recruitment



The Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) staff is here to provide information and services to ALA members, the media, and the general public. Please contact us with your comments and questions.

The HRDR Offices are located at 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. The HRDR office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CST) Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.

All ALA staff have direct telephone lines. All prefixes are (312) 280-, followed by the four-digit extension. If you use the toll-free number you will be instructed to enter the extension of the person you wish to speak to preceeded by a one '1'. The HRDR Fax number is: 312/280-3256.

When we are on the phone or away from our offices, a voice mail system prompts you to leave a message. Please leave a full message, explaining the information you need. (There is no time limit.) We will do our best to get the information you have requested and return your call as soon as possible.

Listed below are HRDR staff members and selected job responsibilities.

Lorelle Swader
Phone: 800-545-2433 x4278; 312/280-4278

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Strategic planning

  • Administrative oversight

  • Fiscal management

  • Policy interpretation

  • Liaison to HRDR-affiliated Committees and Round Tables

Beatrice Calvin
Program Officer
Phone: 800/545-2433, ext. 4280; 312/280-4280

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • ALA Placement Service

  • Recruitment/Career Fairs

  • Foreign Credentialing

  • Support Staff

Darlena Davis
Project Coordinator
Phone: 800-545-2433 x4281; 312/280-4281

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Handbook/Rosters

  • Roundtables

  • Processing of financial receipts

  • HRDR Information line and e-mail

Kimberly Sanders
Program Officer
Phone: 800-545-2433 x4279; 312/280-4279

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Scholarships

  • Education

  • CE Clearinghouse

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HRDR staff major areas of responsibility