Governance

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...

Peter Hepburn

Hepburn elected 2022-2025 ALA treasurer

CHICAGO — Peter Hepburn, head librarian at the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California, has been elected treasurer of the American Library Association (ALA) for 2022–2025. Hepburn received 8,947 votes in the uncontested election. Hepburn will...

ALA elections now open – cast your vote today!

CHICAGO — American Library Association (ALA) election polls are now open! 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...

ALA stands with Ukrainian library community

CHICAGO — The American Library Association and its divisions support our Ukrainian colleagues and will work with the global library community to answer the appeal from the Ukrainian Library Association to provide accurate information as a means to support...

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

2022 ALA/Core Elections Open in March

CHICAGO—The 2022 ALA/Core elections open Monday, March 14. The Core ballot will include candidates for three Core Board positions: President-Elect, Councilor, and Director-at-Large. The Core President is elected to a three-year term that begins at the...

Maureen Sullivan

ALA names Maureen Sullivan Honorary Member

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Council elected former ALA President Maureen Sullivan to honorary membership in the association, the ALA's highest honor, during the virtual 2022 Library Learning Experience. Honorary membership is...

James G. Neal

ALA names Jim Neal Honorary Member

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Council elected former ALA President and Treasurer Jim Neal to honorary membership in the association, the ALA's highest honor, during the virtual 2022 Library Learning Experience. Honorary membership is...

Kathy Carroll

Kathy Carroll, Sara Dallas to serve on ALA Executive Board

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Council has elected Kathy Carroll and Sara Dallas to serve on the ALA Executive Board. The Executive Board election took place during the virtual 2022 Library Learning Experience. Elected board members will...

Lanza-Galindo withdraws candidacy for 2022-25 ALA treasurer

CHICAGO — Oscar Lanza-Galindo, associate dean, Library and Learning Commons, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, has withdrawn his candidacy for treasurer of the American Library Association (ALA). "It is with a heavy heart that I must officially...

Debbie Smart

United for Libraries welcomes six new board members

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries welcomes six individuals to its board. Mary Soucie, Camille McCutcheon, Kathy Kosinski, Peter Pearson, Ben Carter, and Debbie Smart have been appointed to board positions effective immediately. Each newly...

ALA announces slate of petition Council candidates

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: Charles Kratz, Jr., Library Dean Emeritus, The University of...

Peter Hepburn

Hepburn, Lanza-Galindo running for 2022-25 ALA treasurer

CHICAGO – Peter Hepburn, head librarian at the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California, and Oscar Lanza-Galindo, associate dean, Library and Learning Commons, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, are the candidates for the treasurer of the...

Mary Davis Fournier

Mary Davis Fournier named PLA executive director

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) announced today the appointment of Mary Davis Fournier as executive director, Public Library Association (PLA), a division of ALA. Her first day in her new role will be Monday, June 14. Fournier is a 20...

ALA Nominating Committee seeks candidates for 2022 election

CHICAGO — The Nominating Committee for the 2022 ALA election is soliciting nominees to run on the 2022 spring ballot for the offices of ALA president-elect, treasurer, and councilor-at-large. The Nominating Committee will select candidates to run for...

Gordon Baker

Gordon Baker elected 2022-2023 United for Libraries president

EXTON, Pennsylvania — Dr. Gordon Baker, Dean of Libraries, Emeritus at Clayton State University and chair of both Georgia Library Association and Southeastern Library Association’s Trustees, Friends and Advocates Division and Section, has been elected...