2020 ALA Nominating Committee Councilors-at-Large candidates announced

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Nominating Committee annually nominates candidates from among the general membership for members-at-large of Council. Individuals who are not selected by the Nominating Committee may run for office by petition. 

Individuals interested in running for ALA Council by petition have until 4:30 p.m. Central Time on December 4, 2019, to file an electronic petition with the ALA executive director.  The petition must have the signatures of no fewer than 25 ALA current personal members. An additional form containing biographical information and a statement of professional concerns must be submitted electronically with the petition. Instructions for filing petitions and additional voting information is available at . 

2020 ALA Candidates for Councilor at Large
Alexandria Abenshon
Library Manager 
The New York Public Library 
New York

Tom Adamich
Visiting Librarian Service 
New Philadelphia, Ohio 

Jennifer Addington
Palos Verdes Library District 
Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.

Tina Baich
Associate Dean for Collections 
IUPUI University Library 

Regina M. Beard
Business Librarian 
Florida Gulf Coast University 
Fort Myers, Fla. 

Emily Bergman
Campus Librarian 
Chicago School of Professional Psychology 
Los Angeles

Latrice Booker
Dean of the Library 
Indiana University Northwest 
Gary, Ind. 

Vivian Bordeaux
Librarian III, Customer Service 
Bridgeport Public Library 
Bridgeport, Conn. 

Peter D. Coyl
Montclair Public Library 
Montclair, N.J. 

John DeSantis
Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian 
Dartmouth College 
Hanover, N.H. 

Joslyn Bowling Dixon
Assistant Director 
Prince William Public Library System 
Prince William, Va. 

Yvonne Dooley
Business Librarian 
University of North Texas 
Denton, Texas

Cynthia Ellison Dottin
Adjunct Lecturer, FIU Honors College 
Florida International University 

Emily Drabinski
The Graduate Center, CUNY 
New York

Nadine Ellero
Head of Technical Services 
Auburn University Libraries 
Auburn, Ala. 

Laura Evans
Head of Cataloging/Metadata 
Amherst College 
Amherst, Mass.

Susan F. Gregory
Bozeman Public Library 
Bozeman, Mont.

Monica Harris
Executive Director 
Schaumburg Township District Library 
Schaumburg, Ill.

Vicky Hart
Director of Library Services 
Northeast Lakeview College 
San Antonio 

Rochelle Hartman
The Lincoln Library of Springfield 
Springfield, Ill.

Carl A. Harvey II
Assistant Professor 
Longwood University 
Farmville, Va. 

Christopher J. Hemingway
Circulation Librarian 
Hagaman Memorial Library 
East Haven, Conn. 

Peter Hepburn
Head Librarian 
College of the Canyons 
Santa Clarita, Calif. 

Dora T. Ho
Young Adult Librarian
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles

Shanna Hollich
Collections Management Librarian 
Wilson College 
Chambersburg, Pa. 

Del R. Hornbuckle
Dean of Library Services 
California State University 
Fresno, Calif. 

Matthew Hortt, PhD
Executive Director 
High Plains Library District 
Greeley, Colo. 

Grace Jackson-Brown
Research and Instruction Librarian 
Missouri State University, Duane G. Meyer Library 
Springfield, Mo. 

Liana Juliano
Manager, Information Resources 
Paul Hastings LLP 
Los Angeles

Robin Kear
Liaison Librarian 
University of Pittsburgh 

Kimberly Bray Knight
Assistant Director 
Chesapeake Public Library 
Chesapeake, Va. 

Jeff Kosokoff
Assistant University Librarian for Collection Strategy 
Duke University Libraries 
Durham, N.C.

Oscar R. Lanza-Galindo
Library and Learning Commons Director 
Bristol Community College 
Fall River, Mass. 

Binh P. Le
The Pennsylvania State University 
Abington, Pa. 

Sam Leif
Assistant Director 
University of Nevada 
Las Vegas

Rodney Lippard
Director, Gregg-Graniteville Library and the Center for Student Achievement 
University of South Carolina Aiken 
Aiken, S.C. 

Lesley Looper
Team Lead, Shelf Preparation Section, Resource Description Department 
Duke University Libraries 
Durham, N.C.

Kari Mitchell, MLS
DC Public Schools 
Washington, D.C.

Joe Mocnik
Dean of Libraries 
North Dakota State University 
Fargo, N.D. 

Alanna Aiko Moore
Librarian for Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies 
UC San Diego 
La Jolla, Calif. 

Leslie L. Morgan
Africana Studies Education Librarian 
University of Notre Dame 
Notre Dame, Ind. 

Larry Neal
Library Director 
Clinton-Macomb Public Library 
Clinton Township, Mich. 

Michelle P. Osborne
Branch Manager 
Gaston County Public Library, Stanley Brancy 
Stanley, N.C. 

Jennifer Pate
Scholarly Communications and Instructional Services Librarian 
University of North Alabama 
Florence, Ala. 

Liz Philippi
School Library Program Coordinator 
Texas State Library Archives Commission 
Austin, Texas 

Sarah M.K. Potwin
Executive Library Director 
Niagara Falls Public Library 
Niagara Falls, N.Y. 

Raymond Pun
Instruction/Research Librarian 
Alder Graduate School of Education 
Redwood City, Calif. 

Alice A. Robinson
Secondary School Librarian 
West Babylon School District 
West Babylon, N.Y.

Edward L. Sanchez
Head, Library Information Technology 
Marquette University 

Amanda Marie Sauerwein
Circulation Coordinator 
Curtis Laws Wilson Library, Missouri University of Science and Technology 
Rolla, Mo. 

Paul A. Sharpe
Dean of Libraries 
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 
Edinburg-Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas 

Jules Shore
Systems Librarian 
Rockville, Md. 

Jahala D. Simuel
Medical Librarian and Head of Access Services 
Howard University 
Washington, D.C.

Daniella Smith
Associate Professor 
Department of Information Science, University of North Texas 
Denton, Texas

Pauline Stacchini
Managing Librarian 
Austin Public Library 
Austin, Texas 

Amy Steinbauer
Interim Branch Manager 
D.C. Public Library 
Washington, D.C. 

Kaite Stover
Director of Readers’ Services 
Kansas City Public Library 
Kansas City, Mo. 

Bill Sudduth
Head, Government Information 
University of South Carolina Libraries 
Columbia, S.C. 

Jim Teliha
Dean of the Library Learning Commons 
Utica College 
Utica, N.Y.

Tina Thomas
Executive Director, Strategy and Innovation 
Edmonton Public Library 
Alberta, Canada 

Gail Tobin
Branch Manager 
Schaumburg Township District Library, Hanover Park Branch 
Hanover Park, Ill. 

Scott Walter
University Librarian and University Copyright Officer 
Illinois Wesleyan University 
Bloomington, Ill. 

Brad Warren
Associate Dean of Library Services 
University of Cincinnati 

Sandy Wee
Library Services Manager 
San Mateo County Libraries 
San Mateo, Calif. 

Angela A. Williams
MLK Librarian 
Syracuse University 
Syracuse, N.Y. 

Derek Wilson
Executive Director 
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library 
Florence, Ala. 

Harriet Wintermute
Head, Metadata Services 
Iowa State University Library 
Ames, Iowa 

American Library Association (ALA) is the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities through essential programs and services. For more than 140 years, ALA has been the trusted voice of libraries, advocating for the profession and the library’s role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for all. For more information, visit ala.org. 

Originally published at https://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2019/09/2020-ala-nominating-committee-councilors-large-candidates-announced



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