ALA Presidential Candidates Emily Drabinski and Kelvin Watson

Drabinski, Watson Seek 2023–2024 ALA Presidency

October 5, 2021

The October 5 presidential candidates statement reads as follows: Emily Drabinski, interim chief librarian at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Kelvin Watson, executive director of Las Vegas–Clark County (Nev.) Library District, are the candidates for the 2023–2024 presidency of the American Library Association (ALA). Drabinski has served as chair of the … Continue reading Drabinski, Watson Seek 2023–2024 ALA Presidency


Maggie Farrell

Meet the Candidates for ALA Treasurer: Maggie Farrell

March 1, 2019

ALA is at a critical time with changes in Association leadership positions, increased operational costs, flat-to-decreasing membership, and declining revenue. Librarians and library workers have a variety of choices for professional development, service, and engagement, so ALA needs to adapt to the changing expectations of the library profession if it is to remain relevant and … Continue reading Meet the Candidates for ALA Treasurer: Maggie Farrell


Andrew K. Pace

Meet the Candidates for ALA Treasurer: Andrew K. Pace

March 1, 2019

ALA’s treasurer does what you might expect, but there’s more to the job than many realize, especially in the coming three years. Of course, I will dedicate myself to ALA’s financial success. But I will also help make sure ALA invests its assets to align with key priorities: advocacy; information policy; professional and leadership development; … Continue reading Meet the Candidates for ALA Treasurer: Andrew K. Pace


Susan Hildreth, candidate for ALA treasurer

Meet the Candidate for ALA Treasurer: Susan Hildreth

March 1, 2016

As your treasurer, I will be dedicated to ensuring the financial success of ALA at this critical time for our Association and our profession. We must increase revenue and effectively align our resources to support key priorities—advocacy, information policy, and professional and leadership development—so that libraries and librarians can be relevant and successful now and … Continue reading Meet the Candidate for ALA Treasurer: Susan Hildreth


Meet the Candidates for ALA President and Treasurer

March 5, 2013

Candidates for ALA President Barbara Immroth Visit blogs.ischool.utexas.edu/immroth Libraries will meet important individual and community needs through reimagining. In the face of nationwide economic pressures, we are reinventing our services to become virtual and physical spaces for conversation, personal growth, innovation, and knowledge building. ALA—the oldest, largest library association in the world—is ideally positioned to … Continue reading Meet the Candidates for ALA President and Treasurer


Johns, Rafael Seek ALA Presidency; Kornblau, Neal Are Treasurer Candidates

October 2, 2009

Sara Kelly Johns, school library media specialist for grades 6–12 at Lake Placid (N.Y.) Middle/High School, and Molly Rafael, recently retired as director of Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon, are candidates for the 2011–12 presidency of the American Library Association. Running for ALA treasurer are Alan Kornblau, director of Delray Beach (Fla.) Public Library, … Continue reading Johns, Rafael Seek ALA Presidency; Kornblau, Neal Are Treasurer Candidates