For immediate release | January 9, 2017

ALA announces petition candidates for ALA Council

Chicago - The American Library Association (ALA) announces the following individuals have filed petitions for positions on the ALA Council for the 2017 ALA Election:

Mary Biblo, Librarian Emeritus, Rowley Library, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Emily E Clasper, System Operations and Training Manager, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, New York

Peter D. Coyl, Senior Librarian/Special Events, Dallas Public Library, Dallas, Texas

Renee Di Pilato, Deputy Director, Alexandria Library, Alexandria, Virginia

Katherine Furlong, University Librarian and Director, Blough-Weis Library, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

Jody Howard, Adjunct Professor and Library Consultant, Emporia State University, Denver, Colorado

Sam A. Leif, SysAdmin - Assistant Director of Operations, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

Dennis J. LeLoup, School Librarian, Avon Intermediate School East, Avon, Indiana

Karen Anne Liston, Librarian Liaison, Modern Languages & International Programs, Wayne State University, Libraries System, Detroit, Michigan

Stephen L. Matthews, Librarian, Foxcroft School, Middleburg, Virginia

Robbie Nickel, Librarian, Sage Elementary School, Spring Creek, Nevada

Karen Quash, Branch Manager, District of Columbia Public Library, Washington, DC

Karen G. Schneider, Dean, University Library, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California

Jessica J. Schomberg, Department Chair, Media Cataloger, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, Minnesota

The period for filing petitions ran from October 5 – December 7, 2016. A complete list of candidates for ALA Council can be found at .

Ballot mailing for the 2017 ALA election will begin on March 13, 2017 and will run through April 5, 2017 with the results being announced on Wed., April 12, 2017. Individuals must be members in good standing as of Jan. 31, 2017 in order to vote in the ALA election.


JoAnne Kempf

Director, Office of ALA Governance

Office of ALA Governance