For immediate release | February 15, 2012

ALA announces slate of petition Council candidates

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) announces the following individuals will be running as petition candidates for positions on the ALA Council:

Rosie L. Albritton, Director of Library Services, Prairie View A&M University, John B. Coleman Library, Prairie, Texas.

Nick Buron, Associate Director, Central Library, Queens Borough Public Library, Jamaica, N.Y.

Gerardo Colmenar, Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian, University of California Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Lauren Andrea Comito, Outreach Librarian, Queens Library, Jamaica, N.Y.

Aaron W. Dobbs, Systems & Electronic Resources Librarian, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Ezra Lehman Memorial Library, Shippensburg, Pa.

Karen E. Downing, Foundation & Grants Librarian, University of Michigan, 209 Hatcher Graduate Library, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Jane Glasby, Program Manager, San Francisco Public Library, Library of the Blind & Print Disabled, San Francisco, Calif.

Mario M. Gonzalez, Executive Director, Passaic Public Library, Passaic, N.Y.

Marilyn Hinshaw, Consultant, Muskogee, Okla.

Patricia M. Hogan, Administrative Librarian, Poplar Creek Public Library District, Streamwood, IL 60107

Chih-Feng P. Lin, Associate Professor, Department of Information & Communications, Shih Hsin University, Tapei, Taiwan.

Virginia B. Moore, Librarian I, Prince George County Memorial Library, Oxon Hill Branch, Oxon Hill, Md.

Toni Negro, Librarian, Universities at Shady Grove, Shady Grove Library, Rockville, Md.

Kimberly Anne Patton, Teen Librarian, Kansas City Public Library, 14 W 10th St, Kansas City, Mo.

Gina A. Persichini, Networking Consultant, Idaho Commission for Libraries, 325 W State St, Boise, Idaho

Allison Santos, Youth Services Librarian, Princeton Public Library, Princeton, N.J.

Gail A. Schlachter, President, Reference Service Press, El Dorado Hills, Calif.

Vicky Lee Schmarr, School Librarian, Olentangy High School, Westerville, Ohio.

Karen G. Schneider, Director for Library Services, Holy Names University, Paul J. Cushins Library, Oakland, Calif.

Sandy Wee, Branch Manager, San Mateo County Library, Millbrae Library, Millbrae, Calif.

Patricia M. Wong, County Librarian/Archivist, Yolo County Library, 226 Buckeye St, Woodland, Calif.

Courtney L. Young, Head Librarian, Penn State University, J. Clarence Kelly Library, Mckeesport, Pa.

Individuals wishing to appear on a ballot as a petition candidate must complete a petition form with the signatures of no fewer than 25 ALA current personal members. The deadline for filing petitions for the 2012 ballot was February 2.

The 2012 ALA election will open at 9 a.m. Central Time on March 19, 2012 and will close on Friday, April 27 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time.

Biographical information on all candidates for Councilor-at-Large can be found at Watch for additional election information in the coming weeks.


Steve Zalusky