For immediate release | September 20, 2011

ALA announces slate of Council candidates

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

Mustafa Abbas Abdelwahid, Director of Libraries, Auburn Research Library, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

J. Douglas (Doug) Archer, Reference & Peace Studies Librarian, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Nancy L. Baumann, School Librarian, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Roberta R. Bibbins, Director, Orangeburg County Library, Orangeburg, SC

Judy T. Bivens, MLIS Program Coordinator, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN

Latrice Booker, Coordinator of Library Instruction, Indiana University Northwest, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN

Steven K. Bowers, Director, DALNET, Detroit, MI

Pauletta Brown Bracy, Professor, North Carolina Central University, School of Library & Information Sciences, Durham, NC

Melissa Brisbin, Librarian, Cape May County Library, Cape May Court House, NJ

Rebecca P. Butler, Presidential Teaching Professor, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Peggy Cadigan, Associate State Librarian for Innovation & Communication, New Jersey State Library, Trenton, NJ

Jenifer Cabangan Canezal, School Librarian/Library Media Specialist, Department of Education, U S Virgin Islands, St Thomas, VI

Sharon R. Castleberry, Coordinator of Library Automation, De Soto Public Library, Desoto, TX

Min Chou, Reference Librarian/Associate Professor, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ

Cynthia D. Clark, Associate Dean of the Libraries, Adelphi University, Swirbul Library, Garden City, NY

Elizabeth J. Cox, Special Formats Cataloger, Southern Illinois University Morris Library, Carbondale, IL

Joseph R. (Bob) Diaz, Associate Librarian, University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, AZ

M. Teresa Doherty, Head, Circulation and Information Services, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, Richmond, VA

Valerie Jackson Feinman, Retired Librarian, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Susan Fichtelberg, Children's Librarian, Public Library of Woodbridge, Woodbridge, NJ

Tanya Ducker Finchum, Professor/Librarian, Oklahoma State University Edmon Low Library,

Stillwater, OK

George J. Fowler, Associate University Librarian for Information Resources and Technology, Old Dominion University, Perry Library, Norfolk, VA

Betsy Fraser, Selector, Calgary Public Library, Calgary, AB, CANADA

Martin L. Garnar, Reference Services Librarian, Regis University, Denver, CO

Gail Guidry Griffin, Board Trustee, Shreve Memorial Library, Shreveport, LA

Susan Grigsby, Library Media Specialist, Elkins Pointe Middle School, Roswell, GA

Kevin Gunn, Coordinator--Religious Studies & Humanities, Catholic University of America, John K. Mullen Library, Washington, DC

Meghan Harper, Assistant Professor, Kent State University School of Library & Information Science, Kent, OH

Jody Howard, Associate Professor, Palmer School of Library and Information Science, University Of Long Island, Palmer School, Brookville, NY

Amiya Hutson, Student, University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA

Florante Peter Ibanez, Manager of Library Computer Services, Loyola Law School - Rains Library, Los Angeles, CA

John M. Jackson, Library Supervisor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

ShuYong Jiang, Chinese and Korean Studies Librarian, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Darcel B. Jones, Community Library Manager, Contra Costa County Library Pittsburg Branch, Pittsburg, CA

Alys Jordan, Distance and Instructional Services Librarian, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Jessica Kayongo, Reference Librarian, University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN

Robin L. Kear, Reference/Instruction Librarian, University of Pittsburgh, Hillman Library, Pittsburgh, PA

Lynda Kellam, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Jackson Library, Greensboro, NC

Victoria Kemp, Technical Services Manager, Flower Mound Public Library, Flower Mound, TX

Kate Kosturski, Outreach Specialist, JSTOR, New York, NY

Jim Kuhn, Head of Collection Information Services, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC

Elisabeth Leonard, Associate Dean for Library Services, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

Olivia Madison, Dean of the Library, Iowa State University Library, Ames, IA

Jason Martin, Associate Librarian, University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, FL

Susan Matveyeva, Associate Professor, Catalog & Institutional, Repository Librarian, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

Melanie McGurr, Head Authority Control and Database Maintenance, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Linda Mielke, Library Director, Butte County Library, Oroville, CA

Nanci Milone-Hill, Director, Boxford Town Library, Boxford, MA

Courtney A. Mlinar, Academic Support Services/Reference Librarian, Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division Library, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer, Associate State Librarian, New Jersey State Library, Trenton, NJ

Janice D. Murray, Reference Librarian, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Public Library-Branch, Brevard County Library, Melbourne, FL

Angela Nolet, Online Services Project Specialist/Children's Librarian, King County Library System Redmond Regional Library, Redmond, WA

Barbara Jo O'Hara, Associate Director, New Albany Floyd County Public Library, New Albany, IN

Mary S. Page, Associate Director for Collections & Technical Services, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Suzy Szasz Palmer, Dean of the Greenwood Library, Longwood University, Farmville, VA

Susan Clifton Paul, Information Specialist, Department of Defense Dependents Schools

Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada, Young Readers Librarian. Palos Verdes Library District, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Floyd Pentlin, Instructor, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO

Dorothy (Dottie) Persson, Education/Psychology Liaison/Embedded Librarian, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Jeannette E. Pierce, Head of Reference, Loyola University Chicago Cudahy Memorial Library, Chicago, IL

Sue Polanka, Head of Reference & Instruction, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Rhonda K. Puntney, Youth Services/Special Needs Consultant, Lakeshores Library System, Waterford, WI

Nathan B. Putnam, Head, Cataloging & Metadata Services, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Celise Reech-Harper,Youth Programming & Public Relations Coordinator, Beauregard Parish Library, DeRidder LA

Scott Reinke, Preservation Administrator, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, FL

Alexandra P. Rivera, Student Enrichment and Community Outreach Librarian, University of Michigan Libraries, Ann Arbor, MI

K.R. Roberto, Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian, University Of Denver, Penrose Library, Denver, CO

Michael A. Rogalla, Children’s Services Librarian, Champaign Public Library, Champaign, IL

John C. Sandstrom, Head, Acquisitions, University of New Mexico, Las Cruces, NM

Michele Seikel, Associate Professor/Cataloger, Oklahoma State University Edmon Low Library, Stillwater, OK

Gary L. Shaffer, CEO, Tulsa City-County Library, Tulsa, OK

Win Shih, Director of Integrated Library Systems, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Daniella Smith, Assistant Professor, University of North Texas, Department of Library & Information Science, Denton, TX

Nancy J. Snyder, Youth Services Coordinator, Derby Public Library, Derby, KS

John C. Stachacz, Dean of Library Services, Wilkes University Farley Library, Wilkes Barre, PA

Carolyn Jo Starkey, Librarian, Buckhorn High School, New Market, AL

Eboni M. Stokes, Senior Librarian, D C Public Library, Washington, DC

Eric D. Suess, Library Director, Marshall Public Library, Pocatello, ID

James K. Teliha, Associate University Librarian for Public Services, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

Thomas Teper, AUL for Collections, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Min Tong, Reference/Instruction Librarian, University of Central Florida, Clermont, FL

Temitrope Toriola,Ph.D. Student, Information Security, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Tracy-Lyn Van Dyne, Head of Young Adult Services, Connetquot Public Library, Bohemia, NY

Jamie Watson, Collection Development Coordinator, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, MD

Joan S. Weeks, Sr. Instruction Librarian, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Tena Wilson, Marketing & Communications Administrator, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, OH

Vance Wyatt, Trustee, North Chicago Public Library, North Chicago, IL

Liana H. Zhou, Director of Library and Archives, Indiana University Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN

For general information about ALA elections, visit

The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 61,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information.


JoAnne Kempf