ALA announces slate of petition Council candidates

For Immediate Release
Fri, 12/03/2021


Sheryl Reyes



American Library Association

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) announces that the following individuals have filed petitions for the Councilor-at-Large position on the ALA Council for the 2022 ALA Election:

  1. Charles Kratz, Jr., Library Dean Emeritus, The University of Scranton Weinberg Library, Scranton, PA (Academic)
  2. Sara Kelly Johns, Online LIS Adjunct Instructor, Syracuse University iSchool, School Library Program, Saranac Lake, NY (Academic)
  3. Karen G. Schneider, Dean of the Library, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA (Academic)

The period for filing petitions closed on Dec. 1, 2021. ALA election will begin the second Monday in March on March 14, 2022 and will run through the first Wednesday in April on April 6, 2022. Election results will be announced on Wednesday, April 13, 2021.  Renew your membership by Jan. 31, 2022 to ensure that you receive your ballot for the 2022 ALA election. Renew your membership online or by calling 1-800-545-2433, option 1. For more information, please visit the ALA Election page:

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