Executive Board

The governing body of the association is an elected Executive Board

The Executive Board is comprised of sixteen members:   the president, the vice-president/president-elect, twelve directors-at-large, the immediate past president and the ALA Councilor.  The Executive Board shall adopt, implement, and enforce all policies and budgets for the association and coordinate all activities of the association.

Executive Board Duties and Expectations


  1. Molly Beestrum Molly Beestrum, President Education and Curriculum Coordinator at Northwestern University Libraries

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  2. Veronica De Fazio Veronica De Fazio, Vice President/President-Elect Head of Youth Services at Plainfield Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  3. Cynthia L. Fuerst Cynthia L. Fuerst, Immediate Past President Vernon Area Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  4. Brian Shepard Brian Shepard, Treasurer Executive Director at Indian Trails Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  5. Janine Asmus Janine Asmus, Director-at-Large Librarian at Leyden High Schools District # 212

    Term ends 06/30/2021

  6. Amber Creger Amber Creger, Director-at-Large Youth Department Director at Schaumburg Township District Library

    Term ends 06/30/2022

  7. Joe Filapek Joe Filapek, Director-at-Large Trustee at Aurora Public Library

    Term ends 06/30/2022

  8. Jennifer Jackson Jennifer Jackson, Director-at-Large Undergraduate Engagement Librarian at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Term ends 06/30/2021

  9. Timothy P. Jarzemsky Timothy P. Jarzemsky, Director-at-Large Library Director at Bloomingdale Public Library

    Term ends 06/30/2021

  10. Kate Kite Kate Kite, Director-at-Large Research and Instruction Librarian - Teen Services at Six Mile Regional Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  11. Megan Millen Megan Millen, Director-at-Large Library Director at Joliet Public Library

    Term ends 06/30/2022

  12. Jose Miguel Ruiz Jose Miguel Ruiz, Director-at-Large Community Information Coordinator at Skokie Public Library

    Term ends 06/30/2022

  13. Anne Slaughter Anne Slaughter, Director-at-Large Director of Technology Services at Reaching Across Illinois Library System

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  14. Diana Brawley Sussman Diana Brawley Sussman, Director-at-Large Carbondale Public Library

    Term ends 06/30/2021

  15. Reina Williams Reina Williams, Director-at-Large Manager of Research and Instruction at Rush University Medical Center

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  16. Jeannie Dilger Jeannie Dilger, ALA Councilor Executive Director at Palatine Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2021

  17. Diane Foote Diane Foote, Ex officio Executive Director at Illinois Library Association

    Term ends 12/31/2023

  18. Greg McCormick Greg McCormick, Ex officio Director at Illinois State Library

    Term ends 12/31/2023


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