2017-18 Board of Directors
Steven Bowers, President, ALA Councilor, Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET), term 2017-2020
Kristin Shelley, President Elect, East Lansing Public Library, term 2017-2020
Kathleen Zaenger, Past President, Howell Carnegie District Library, term 2015-2018
Richard Schneider, Treasurer, Muskegon District Library, term 2015-2018
Michelle Boisvenue-Fox, Kent District Library, term 2016-2019
Marc Boucher, Lake Superior State University, term 2016-2019
Jessica Anne Bratt, Grand Rapids Public Library, term 2017-2020
Pamela Christensen, Superiorland Library Cooperative, term 2017-2020
Cathy Lancaster, Library of Michigan, term 2015-2018
Juliane Morian, Clinton-Macomb Public Library, term 2016-2019
Jim Pletz, The Library Network, term 2015-2018
Kelly Richards, Muskegon Area District Library, term 2017-2019
Cathleen Russ, Troy Public Library, term 2017-2020
Randy Riley, State Librarian, ex officio
Gail Madziar, MLA Executive Director, ex officio
2018-2019 Board of Directors Elections
MLA will hold elections for the board of directors April 9 - April 23. This year MLA members will vote for a MLA President Elect, MLA Treasurer, ALA Councilor and one member-at-large board position. These positions will serve for a three-year term beginning July 2018 and ending June 2021.
Elections will be held by online vote; members will receive election information via email on March 26; those without email addresses on file at MLA will receive election information via mail.
View the 2018-2019 candidates here.
Once voting opens on April 9, members can login here with their MLA individual membership username and password and select "Election" from the left-hand menu to cast their vote. Voting will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23.
ALA Councilor’s Reports
Steven Bowers, executive director of Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET), is Michigan’s American Library Association councilor. The ALA Council is the governing body of ALA and establishes policies to plan and carry out programs and activities of the association. The Council meets twice a year, at ALA Midwinter Meeting and ALA Annual Conference.
ALA 2018 Midwinter Meeting Chapter Councilor's Report.pdf
ALA 2017 Annual Chapter Councilor Report.pdf
ALA 2017 Midwinter Meeting Chapter Councilor's Report.pdf
ALA 2016 Annual Meeting Chapter Councilor Report.pdf
ALA 2016 Midwinter Meeting Chapter Councilor Report.pdf
ALA 2015 Annual Conference Division Reports to Council
ALA 2015 Midwinter Meeting Chapter Councilor Report.pdf
ALA 2014 Annual Meeting Chapter Councilor Report.pdf
ALA 2013 Midwinter Meeting Chapter Councilor Report.pdf