ALA Nominating Committee seeks candidates for 2023 election

For Immediate Release
Fri, 07/01/2022


Sheryl Reyes



CHICAGO — The Nominating Committee for the 2023 ALA election is soliciting nominees to run on the 2023 spring ballot for the offices of ALA president-elect and councilor-at-large.

The Nominating Committee will select candidates to run for president-elect and no fewer than 50 candidates for the 33 at-large council seats to be filled in the 2023 spring election.

The president-elect will serve a three-year term: as president-elect in 2023-24, as president in 2024-25, and as immediate past president in 2025-26.

The councilors-at-large will serve a three-year term 2023-26, beginning after the 2023 ALA Annual Conference and ending at the adjournment of the 2026 Annual Conference.

The ALA president and councilors also serve in corresponding roles in the ALA-Allied Professional Association [ALA-APA]. Individuals considering ALA-APA offices are encouraged to consult with their employer regarding any restrictions pertaining to lobbying activities or service on the governing body of a 501(c)6 organization.

For more information, including answers to frequently asked questions for either role visit the ALA Election Website:

Members who wish to make nominations should submit the following information: nominee name; present position; institution; address; telephone; and e-mail address. Self-nominations are encouraged. All potential nominees must complete the Potential Candidate Biographical Form found here: The Nominating Committee may ask for additional information about an individual's candidacy for a leadership position. To this end, the committee may request a recorded video from candidates and/or may set up interviews with candidates.

You will be asked to create an account to access the form. Nominations and forms must be received no later than September 30, 2022.

Nominations may be sent to any member of the Nominating Committee for the 2023 ALA Election. Committee members are:

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Chair

Executive Director, Mid-Hudson Library System

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Noah Beckman

Instruction & Reference Librarian, Gallaudet University

Cheverly, MD, 20785

Jacquelyn A. Bryant

Assistant Professor, Library, Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA 19141

Kenny Garcia

Research and Instruction Librarian, California State University, Monterey Bay

Seaside, CA 93955

Richard Kong

Director, Skokie Public Library

Skokie, IL 60077

Sandy Littletree

Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Washington

Olympia, WA 98501

Matthew Noe

Lead Collection and Knowledge Management Librarian, Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA 02115

Susan Polos

Librarian, Greenwich Country Day School

Katonah, NY 10536

Dr. Daniella Smith

Hazel Harvey Peace Endowed Professor, University of North Texas

Denton, TX 76227


The 2023 ALA elections will take place March 13 - April 5, 2023