Gorman Elected ALA President; Switzer Retains Treasurer’s Post

Gorman Elected ALA President; Switzer Retains Treasurer’s Post

Michael Gorman, dean of library services at California State University at Fresno’s Henry Madden Library, has been elected 2005–2006 president of the 64,000-member American Library Association. Gorman received 6,634 of the 12,562 votes cast and will serve one year as vice-president/president-elect before he takes office at the end of the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago in July 2005.

“I am thrilled to have been elected and look forward very much to being ALA’s vice-president/president-elect,” Gorman said. “Running for this position has been a most interesting experience, particularly meeting and listening to so many and such a wide range of librarians.”

A member of ALA’s Executive Board and governing Council, Gorman has taught at library schools in his native England and in the United States. He is a past president of ALA’s Library and Information Technology Association and a member of the California Library Association, where he has served on numerous committees. Gorman defeated Barbara K. Stripling, director of library programs at New Visions for Public Schools in New York City.

Teri R. Switzer, assistant director for human resources and budget at the Auraria Library in Denver, was elected to serve the 2004–2007 term as treasurer with 5,972 votes. She had been elected in 2003 to fill the one-year vacancy created by the resignation of former treasurer Liz Bishoff. Switzer defeated Erika Linke, associate dean of university libraries for collection and user services at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

ALA Council election results are available on the ALA website.

Posted May 7, 2004.