PLA announces candidates for 2023 board election

For Immediate Release
Tue, 12/20/2022


Eliana Tang Kleiman

Communications Associate

Public Library Association

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) 2023 Nominating Committee has unveiled the slate of candidates for the Association’s 2023 Election. This year, eight nominees will stand for four positions on the PLA Board of Directors: 2024-2025 president, two directors-at-large, and division councilor.

The candidate elected in each race will serve a three-year term from July 2023 through June 2026. The candidate elected to the office of president will serve one year as president-elect (2023-2024), one year as president (2024-2025), and one year as immediate past-president (2025–2026).

The candidates and the offices for which they are running are listed below. Please click on the name of each candidate to learn more about them.


Jessica Dorr; Director, Boise Public Library

Michael Lambert; City Librarian, San Francisco Public Library

Director-at-Large (Seat A)

Corey M. Fleming; Director, Paterson Free Public Library

Veronda J. Pitchford; Assistant Director, Califa Group/Infopeople

Director-at-Large (Seat B)

Jeannie Dilger; Executive Director, Palatine Public Library District

Tamara M. King; Chief Equity and Engagement Officer, Richland Library

Division Councilor

Christina Fuller-Gregory; Assistant Director of Libraries, South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities

Deb Sica; Deputy County Librarian, Alameda County Library

PLA personal members should renew their PLA memberships by January 31, 2023, to be eligible to vote. Online voting opens Monday, March 13, and ends Wednesday, April 5. Each eligible PLA member will receive an email containing voting instructions and their unique ballot URL.

PLA thanks the members of its 2023 Nominating Committee for their service: Michelle M. Jeske, Chair, with committee members Erica Freudenberger, Melanie Wilson Huggins, Amita Kaur Lonial, and Dr. Brandy A. McNeil.

Standing for election to the board of directors is one of several ways for members to become more deeply involved with PLA. Learn how to get more engaged with PLA on the PLA web site.

About the Public Library Association
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