PLA members in good standing as of January 31, 2023 will be able to cast a digital ballot to vote. Ballot emailing for the 2023 election will begin on March 13, 2023. The election will close April 5, 2023. Renew your membership by January 31, 2023 to ensure that you receive your ballot for the 2023 election.
Meet the PLA Candidates
One of the benefits of being a PLA member is using the power of your vote to guide the direction of the organization. In the 2023 PLA election, eight nominees will stand for four positions—PLA President, ALA Division Councilor, and two Directors-at-Large. These are crucial leadership roles that will guide PLA into the next several years, ensuring that PLA delivers on its core purpose to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. PLA thanks the 2023 Nominating Committee, chaired by Michelle Jeske, PLA Past President (2020–2021), for its work.
Get to know your candidates and invest in the future of PLA and public libraries by being a part of the 2023 election. Look below for the candidates and click on each name/photo to learn more. Information about candidates for ALA President is also included below.
Candidates for PLA President (2024–2025)
The PLA President will be elected for a three-year term beginning after 2023 ALA Annual Conference and completed at 2026 ALA Annual Conference, serving one year each as President-Elect (2023–2024), President (2024–2025), and Past-President (2025–2026).
Boise (ID) Public Library
San Francisco (CA) Public Library
Candidates for ALA Division Councilor
The ALA Division Councilor will be elected for a three-year term beginning after 2023 ALA Annual Conference and completed at 2026 ALA Annual Conference.
Assistant Director of Libraries
South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities (Greenville, SC)
Deputy County Librarian
Alameda County (CA) Library
Candidates for Directors-at-Large
There are two available seats for Directors-at-Large, each a three-year term beginning after 2023 ALA Annual Conference and completed at 2026 ALA Annual Conference. Voting PLA members will select one candidate for each seat.
Corey M. Fleming
Paterson (NJ) Free Public Library
Veronda J. Pitchford
Califa Group/Infopeople (San Francisco, CA)
Palatine (IL) Public Library District
Tamara M. King
Chief Equity and Engagement Officer
Richland Library (Columbia, SC)