ALA/ALCTS Elections 2011

ALA Presidential Candidates for 2012–2013

Susan Stroyan and Maureen Sullivan are the candidates for the 2012–13 presidency of the American Library Association (ALA).

Stroyan ( is the Information Services Librarian at the Ames Library at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois. She has held leadership positions in public, special, multi-type library system, and academic settings over the past thirty-four years.

Sullivan ( serves as a consultant to numerous libraries of all types (academic, public, school, law. health sciences and other special libraries) and library consortia. In addition, she is a professor of practice in the Ph.D. program, Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions, at the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Information from both candidates on issues relevant to ALCTS members was published in the December issue of ANO and is available now.

2011 Candidates for ALCTS President-Elect

Andrew Hart and Carolynne Myall

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Andrew Hart, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
STATEMENT: ALCTS members are shaping and adapting to changes in the way librarians select, acquire, describe, preserve, and provide access to materials in an era of rapid technological development and uncertainty about how the information economy will evolve. ALCTS leaders must work to understand how such changes are manifested in the Association and, especially, how and why librarians participate in the Association’s activities. In the same way that administrators are looking closely at the relevance and value of every area of library operations—prioritizing goals when aspirations exceed resources—ALCTS is taking stock of how it meets the needs of its membership. The next division President will have to build on this process, facilitating changes that strengthen ALCTS and bring the best possible value to its members.

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Carolynne Myall, Eastern Washington University
STATEMENT: How can ALCTS enable its members to make distinctive, essential contributions and maintain its relevance in a dynamic environment where library functions are developing, merging, and transforming? Here are my starting points:

  • Enhance ALCTS’ role in presenting new research and defining best practice, through providing additional, varied forums for discussion and distribution;
  • Adopt an inclusive view of ALCTS coverage, seeking participation from professionals in emerging digital specialties;
  • Experiment with closer connections to type-of-library divisions;
  • Increase ALCTS’ connections with underserved parts of the community, through a revitalized CRG and outreach to public and community college library staff;
  • Continue development of a flexible, responsive organizational structure;
  • Further extend continuing education activities, to serve all parts of an expanded ALCTS community.

I look forward to hearing your responses to this question. We all have part of the answer. Thank you for the honor of this nomination.

Slate of Candidates for ALCTS Division and Section Officers 2011

ALCTS Division

Keri Cascio, St. Charles City-County Library District
Tim Strawn, California Polytechnic State University

Brian E. C. Schottlaender, University of California, San Diego
Mary Beth Weber, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (2011–2014)
James Dooley, University of California, Merced

Member at Large (2011–2014)
Robin Champieux, EBook Library
Lynn Wiley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (2011–2014)
Rhonda Marker, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Erin Stalberg, North Carolina State University

Member at Large (2011–2014) Elect Two
Zora Breeding, Vanderbilt University
Peter Fletcher, University of California, Los Angeles
Daniel Joudrey, Simmons College
Patricia Loghry, University of Notre Dame


Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (2011–2014)
Julia M. Gelfand, University of California, Irvine
Cory Tucker, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Member at Large (2011–2014)
H. Austin Booth, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Brian Quinn, (Texas Tech University

Secretary (2011–2014)
Fannie Cox, University of Louisville
Andrea Wirth, (Oregon State University


Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (2011–2014)
Cecilia Genereux, University of Minnesota
Jacquie Samples, Duke University

Member at Large (2011–2014)
Wen-Ying Lu, University of Colorado, Boulder
Jill Mason, EBSCO Information Services
Sion Romaine, University of Washington


Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (2011–2014)
Jacob Nadal, University of California, Los Angeles

Member at Large (2011–2014)
Stephanie Lamson, University of Washington

ALCTS Members Running for Council

John DeSantis
Wei Jeng-Chu, Worcester Public Library
Xudong Jin, Ohio Wesleyan University
Patricia Ann Loghry, University of Notre Dame
Andrew Pace, OCLC
John Sandstrom, El Paso Public Library
Julie Schneider, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Holly Tomren, University of California, Irvine
Kelvin Watson, National Agricultural Library