This is Diedre Conkling's collection of information about ALA Council documents and action. Contact her at diedre08@gmail.com .

If you are interested in running for ALA Council here are instructions for getting a petition form and filling out the biographical information. Lois Ann Gregory-Wood, ALA Council Secretariat, can answer your questions, lgregory at ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, Ext. 3204.

How much turn over is there on ALA Council?

I have put together an Excel sheet showing people's terms on ALA Council beginning 1992/1993. Dora Ho kindly added the information from the ALA Handbooks for 1997/1998 - 2001/2002. The list does need some proof-reading and editing but does give a reasonably good view of the number of people who have served on ALA Council and for how long from 1992 to this year.

This list is updated showing the results of the 2016 election.
This document is often updated with corrections and additions so check back here any time to see the changes. Here is the document again:
(updated 12/8/16)



*2013 ALA Council Election*

or in an older Word version
This is the list found here, http://www.ala.org/aboutala/governance/alaelection reduced to two columns and 64 pages from 154 pages. Only the font and format are changed (a significant amount of white space was deleted). This year 76 candidates are running for 33 vacant Councilor-at-Large seats.



*2010 ALA Council Election*

FTF List of Candidates This is a list that has been compiled every year for a number of years that may be of interest to FTF members, SRRT members and others. It includes members of FTF, SRRT, ACRL WSS, COSWL, GLBTRT, BCALA, AILA, APALA, REFORMA and CALA.

Ballot information: This list is about 117 pages and lists full biographical information of all candidates. It is in alphabetical order.

Please vote by Friday, April 23, 2010


*2009 ALA Council Election*


FTF List of Candidates: This is a list that has been compiled every year for a number of years that may be of interest to FTF members, SRRT members and others. It includes members of FTF, SRRT, ACRL WSS, COSWL, GLBTRT, BCALA, AILA, APALA, REFORMA and CALA.

Ballot information: This list is about 74 pages and lists full biographical information of all 78 candidates. It is in alphabetical order.

Please vote by Friday, April 24, 2009


*2008 ALA Council Election*


FTF List of Candidates: This is a list that has been compiled every year for a number of years that may be of interest to FTF members, SRRT members and others. It includes members of FTF, SRRT, ACRL WSS, COSWL, GLBTRT, IFRT, BCALA, AILA, APALA, REFORMA and CALA.

Ballot information: This list is about 43 pages and lists full biographical information of all 91 candidates. It is not in any particular order.

Please vote by April 24, 2008




2009 Midwinter Meeting

(January 2009 - Denver, CO)
ALA Council Documents

2008 Annual Conference

(June/July 2008 - Anaheim, CA)
The ALA Council documents have been posted at the ALA site. More information can be found in this small report.

2008 Midwinter

ALA Council 2008 Midwinter (Word)
ALA Council 2008 Midwinter (pdf)

These are various documents that people have requested or have asked me to add:

James Casey's Midwinter Report

Memorial for Joanne Goodman Michaels
Memorial for Barbara Will
ALA Task Force on Electronic Member Participation, CD #35
Resolution on the Crisis in Kenya, CD #42
Resolution on the Confiscation of Iraqi Documents from the Iraq National Library and Archives, CD #44
Updating the 1992 Standards for Accreditation of Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies, CD #47

From the ALA Treasurer:
Finance and Audit Committee Report to the Executive Board
Budget Analysis and Review Committee Report to the Executive Board