Governance

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Strengthening library ecosystems using One Voice

CHICAGO — A patron of one library is the potential patron of any other library at a different time of life or location. And though each library serves its own unique community, when different kinds of libraries speak together with one voice, the entire...

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Claudette McLinn elected 2024-2025 ALSC vice-president/president-elect

Claudette McLinn, EdD, Executive Director, Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature, Simi Valley, California, has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). She will begin her term as president-elect in July 2024 and assume the presidency in July 2025 for a one-year term.

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Kordeliski Elected 2025-2026 AASL President

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has announced the results of its 2024 election. Members elected Amanda Kordeliski, Director of Libraries and Instructional Technology for Norman Public Schools in Oklahoma, as the 2024-2025 President-Elect. She will serve as the AASL President during the 2025-2026 term and immediate Past President in 2026-2027.

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Brad Warren elected vice-president/president-elect

Brad Warren, Dean of Libraries at Augusta University, has been elected ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect. Warren will become president-elect in July 2024 and assume the presidency in July 2025 for a one-year term.

Raymond Pun

Pun wins 2025-2026 ALA presidency

Raymond Pun, Academic and Research Librarian at the Alder Graduate School of Education in California has been elected 2024-2025 president-elect of the American Library Association (ALA).

American Library Association 2024 Election Opens

The American Library Association (ALA) election polls open on Monday, March April 11, 2024.  ALA members are encouraged to cast a digital ballot to vote for association-wide leadership that will shape the future and direction of the association. ALA’s annual election will close on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. 

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Lappin and Schneider appointed to ALA Executive Board

Amy Lappin and Karen Schneider have been appointed by the American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board to fill two newly created vacant seats on the board. The vacant seats were formed upon adoption of the recently revised ALA Bylaws, which allows...

Becky Calzada

Calzada Elected 2024-2025 AASL President

CHICAGO – Becky Calzada, Library Services Coordinator in the Leander Independent School District (ISD) based in Leander, Texas, has been elected the 2023-2024 president-elect of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). She will serve as the...

Adrian Stratton

Stratton named ALA parliamentarian

CHICAGO — Adrian Stratton, president of the New York Association of Parliamentarians, has accepted the role of American Library Association (ALA) parliamentarian. Eli Mina, who has served as ALA’s parliamentarian for 20 years, will be retiring at the...

Deborah Doyle

Deborah Doyle elected 2023-2024 United for Libraries president

EXTON, Pennsylvania — Deborah Doyle, chair of the Sonoma County (California) Library Commission, has been elected 2023-2024 United for Libraries President. Doyle will serve as president-elect under 2022-2023 United for Libraries President Dr. Gordon Baker...

Emily Drabinski

Drabinski wins 2023-2024 ALA presidency

CHICAGO — Emily Drabinski, interim chief librarian at The Graduate Center, City University of New York has been elected 2022-2023 president-elect of the American Library Association (ALA). Drabinski received 5,410 votes, while her opponent, Kelvin Watson...