ALA Nominating Committee Councilors-at-Large candidates announced

For Immediate Release
Mon, 10/26/2020


Sheryl Reyes



American Library Association

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Nominating Committee annually nominate candidates from among the general membership for members-at-large of Council. Individuals who are not selected by the Nominating Committee may run for office by petition.

Individuals interested in running for ALA Council by petition have until 4:30 p.m. Central Time on December 31, 2020, to file an electronic petition with the ALA executive director.  The petition must have the signatures of no fewer than 25 ALA current personal members. Candidates must electronically submit an additional form containing biographical information and a statement of professional concern with the petition. Instructions for filing petitions and additional voting information is available at

The committee had the charge to consider applications for up to 50 potential nominations to Councilor's role at Large. The submissions pool has yielded the following 49 candidates and will proceed with the election for 33 seats to honor those who have chosen to stand for election during this challenging time.

2021 ALA candidates for Councilor at Large include:

Celia Avila
Senior Librarian
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles, California
(Public Library)

Cindy Bhatti
Director of Public Services
Vigo County Public Library
Terre Haute, Indiana
(Public Library)

Kimberley Bugg
Associate Library Director
AUC Woodruff Library
Atlanta, Georgia
(Academic Library)

Elizabeth Call
University Archivist
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
(Academic Library)

Keturah Cappadonia
Outreach Consultant
Southern Tier Library System
Painted Post, New York
(Public Library)

John A Clexton
Library Director
Gladwin County District Library
Gladwin, Michigan
(Public Library)

Fannie M. Cox
Outreach and Reference Librarian, Associate Professor
University of Louisville Libraries
Louisville, Kentucky
(Academic Library)

Peter D. Coyl
Montclair (NJ) Public Library
Montclair, New Jersey
(Public Library)

Angela Craig
Executive Director
Charleston County Public Library
Charleston, South Carolina
(Public Library)

Sara Dallas
Southern Adirondack Library System
Saratoga Springs, New York

Catherine Damiani
Library Director
Tiverton Public Library
Tiverton, Rhode Island
(Public Library)

Roberto C. Delgadillo
Student Services Librarian
Student Services Department, Peter J. Shields Library, University of California, Davis
Davis, California
(Academic Library)

Kim DeNero-Ackroyd
Deputy Director
Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
(Public Library)

Bob Diaz
Associate Librarian and Archivist
The University of Arizona Libraries
Tucson, Arizona
(Academic Library)

Jina DuVernay
Collection Development Archivist for African American Collections
Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
(Academic Library)

Kelsey Flynn
Adult Services Specialist
White Oak Library District
Lockport, Illinois
(Public Library)

Linda Marie Golian-Lui
Associate Dean Library Services, Director of EAST and Librarian Professor
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, Georgia
(Academic Library)

Michael A. Golrick
Head of Reference, Library Consultant
State Library of Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
(State Library)

Stefani Gomez
Library Director
Cedar Crest College
Allentown, Pennsylvania
(Academic Library)

Mario M. Gonzalez
Executive Director
Passaic Public Library
Passaic, New Jersey
(Public Library)

Rhonda K. Gould
Executive Director
Walla Walla County Rural Library District
Walla Walla, Washington
(Public Library)

Bitsy Griffin
School Librarian
Chatham Grove Elementary
Pittsboro, North Carolina
(School Library)

Amy J Hafer
Library Director
Hastings Public Library
Hastings, New Hampshire
(Public Library)

Tyler Hahn
Cherokee Public Library
Cherokee, Iowa
(Public Library)

Christopher J. Hemingway
Circulation Librarian
Hagaman Memorial Library
East Haven, Connecticut
(Public Library)

Carrie Herrmann
Boone County Public Library District
Burlington, Kentucky
(Public Library)

Nicole Holifield, MSW, MLIS
Tonganoxie Public Library
Tonganoxie, Kansas
(Public Library)

Sonnet Ireland
Branch Manager
St.Tammany Parish Library
Slidell, Louisiana
(Public Library)

Nicholas A. Lamb
Research and Learning Librarian
Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP
New York, New York
(Law Firm Library)

Kathy Lester
School Librarian
East Middle School
Plymouth, Michigan
(School Library)

Rodney Lippard
Director, Library and Center for Student Achievement
University of South Carolina Aiken
Aiken, South Carolina
(Academic Library)

Joseph Logue
Library Director
Newport Public Library
Newport, Rhode Island
(Public Library)

Mike L. Marlin
California Braille and Talking Book Library
Sacramento, California
(State Government)

Lavoris Martin
Associate Library/Director of Library Technical Service
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
(Academic Library)

Susan J. Martin
Chair, Collection Development and Management
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
(Academic Library)

Priscilla Martínez
Director of Community Engagement
Senate of Virginia
Leesburg, Virginia
(Public Library)

Paul Mills
Executive Director
Fountaindale Public Library District
Bolingbrook, Illinois
(Public Library)

Jill M. O'Neill
Library Director
Clinton Community College
Clinton, Iowa
(Academic Library)

Madeline Peña
Digital Content Manager
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles, California
(Public Library)

Edwin Rodarte
Senior Librarian of Emerging Technologies
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles, California
(Public Library)

Amanda Roper
Assistant Librarian 1
Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga, Tennessee
(Academic Library)

Suzanne L. Sager
Cataloging eAccess Manager
Portland State University
Portland, Oregon
(Academic Library)

Jules Shore
Systems Librarian
Shore Library
Rockville, Maryland

Natalie Starosta
Library Director
North Riverside Public Library District
North Riverside, Illinois
(Public Library)

Eric D. Suess
Marshall Public Library
Pocatello, Idaho
(Public Library)

Iris Taylor
Senior Cataloging Specialist
The Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.
(Federal Government)

Patricia Valdovinos
Librarian II - Multilingual Collections
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles, California
(Public Library)

Joan S. Weeks
Head Librarian Near East Section
Library of Congress/African and Middle Eastern Division
Washington, D.C.

Christine Woods
Saint Leo University Regional Librarian, (Virginia, Mississippi, Texas, California)
Saint Leo University
Carrollton, Virginia
(Academic Library)

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