For immediate release | July 23, 2015

ALA announces slate of Council candidates

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) announces the following individuals as candidates for positions on the ALA Council. These individuals were nominated by the Nominating Committee for the 2016 ALA Election:

Hilary Albert, reference librarian, Mahopac (New York) Public Library

Sonia Alcantara-Antoine, public services manager, Virginia Beach (Virginia) Public Library

Patricia "Pabby" Arnold, children’s coordinator, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Oscar Baeza, librarian/associate professor, El Paso (Texas) Community College

Robert Banks, chief operations officer, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, Kansas.

Brett Bonfield, director, Collingswood (New Jersey) Public Library

Polly D. Boruff-Jones, dean of the library, Indiana University Kokomo

Karen E.K. Brown, head, Alice Hastings Murphy Preservation Department, University at Albany, SUNY

Ty R. Burns, school library and children’s / YA literature consultant, Clear Creek Independent School District, Pearland, Texas

Nicolas (Nick) Buron, vice president, Public Library Services, Queens Library, New York

Melissa Cardenas-Dow, reference and instruction librarian, University of California – Riverside

Kathy Carroll, library media specialist, Westwood High School, Blythewood, South Carolina

James D. Cooper, director, Salt Lake County Library Services, West Jordan, Utah

Amber Creger, youth services manager, Arlington Heights (Illinois) Memorial Library

Jeremy Darrell Darrington, politics librarian, Princeton University Library, Princeton, New Jersey

Megan Dazey, library services manager, Puyallup (Washington) Public Library

Ana Elisa de Campos Salles, adult and teen services librarian, District of Columbia Public Library

Megan Elizabeth Drake, systems and applications librarian, Pacific University, Portland, Oregon.

Valerie Ann Edwards, educational outreach and training specialist,, Madison, Wisconsin

Erica Findley, cataloging/metadata librarian, Multnomah County Public Library, Portland, Oregon

Mario M. González, executive director, Passaic (New Jersey) Public Library

Mel Gooch, learning and instruction coordinator, San Francisco Public Library

Amanda L. Goodman, user experience librarian, Darien Library, Darien, Connecticut

April Grey, catalog librarian, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York

Clem Guthro, director of libraries, Colby College, Waterville, Maine

April Hathcock, scholarly communications librarian, New York University Libraries, New York

Pat Hawthorne, associate dean for exploration and engagement, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

Holly Hibner, adult services coordinator, Plymouth (Michigan) District Library

Jennifer Rushton Jamison, school library media specialist, Atlantic City (New Jersey) High School

Robin Kear, liaison librarian, University of Pittsburgh

Binh P. Le, associate librarian, Pennsylvania State University - Abington

Dennis LeLoup, school librarian, Avon Intermediate School East, Avon, Indiana

Lisa Longmire, collection management specialist, Kitsap Regional Library, Bremerton, Washington

Kate Mapp, branch manager, Summit County Library - Kamas (Utah) Branch

John Turner Masland, access services assistant manager, Portland (Oregon) State University Library

Sarah McHone-Chase, head of user services, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois

Chulin Meng, director of library technology, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Kathryn Miller, director of libraries, Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, Florida

Nanci Milone-Hill, library director, M.G. Parker Memorial Library, Dracut, Massachusetts

Marilee Lynne Moon, department manager, Salt Lake City Public Library

Louis Muñoz, Jr., reference, ILL, and outreach librarian, Morristown & Morris Township Public Library, Morristown, New Jersey

Muzhgan Israfil Nazarova, catalog librarian for Slavic and Eurasian Languages, Duke University Library, Durham, North Carolina

James (Jim) Neal, university librarian emeritus, Columbia University, New York

Denise Novak, acquisitions librarian, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

Juliana Nykolaiszyn, associate professor/librarian, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

Floyd Clark Pentlin, adjunct, Library Science and Information Services, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg

Scott Piepenburg, head of cataloging, Valdosta (Georgia) State University

Colby Mariva Riggs, project coordinator-systems librarian, University of California, Irvine

John C. Sandstrom, associate professor/head of acquisitions, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

Lindsay C. Sarin, MLS program manager, University of Maryland College Park

Jamillah Scott-Branch, head reference librarian, North Carolina Central University, Durham

Jennifer Suzanne Seebauer, Teays Valley School District, Ashville, Ohio

Jules Shore, systems librarian, Bethesda, Maryland

Steven Escar Smith, dean, University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville

Catherine Soehner, associate dean for research and user services, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Rosalind Tedford, director for research and instruction services, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina

Annie Wu, head of metadata and digitization services, University of Houston Libraries

Sherry Jean Wyman, school library/technology integration coordinator, State of Maine Department of Education, Augusta

Jingfeng Xia, associate professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Indianapolis

Jessica Zaker, central branch manager, Sacramento (California) Public Library

Individuals who are interested in running for ALA Council by petition may file petitions through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. Instructions for filing petitions can be found at .

Ballot mailing for the 2016 ALA election will begin on March 15, 2016 and will run through April 22, 2016. Individuals must be members in good standing as of Jan. 31, 2016 in order to vote in the ALA election.


JoAnne Kempf

Director, Office of ALA Governance

Office of ALA Governance