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. Melissa Gardner Melissa Gardner, President Palatine Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2019

  2. Cynthia L. Fuerst Cynthia L. Fuerst, Vice President/President-Elect Vernon Area Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  3. Pattie Piotrowski Pattie Piotrowski, Immediate Past President University Librarian, Dean of Library Instructional Services at University of Illinois at Springfield

    Term ends 06/30/2018

  4. Brian Shepard Brian Shepard, Treasurer Indian Trails Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  5. Sarah Keister Armstrong Sarah Keister Armstrong, Director-at-Large Sarah Keister Armstrong & Associates, LLC

    Term ends 06/30/2019

  6. Christine Barr Christine Barr, Director-at-Large LMC Director at Fabyan Elementary School

    Term ends 06/30/2018

  7. Nanette Donohue Nanette Donohue, Director-at-Large Technical Services Manager at Champaign Public Library

    Term ends 06/30/2019

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

    Term ends 06/30/2018

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

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  10. Richard Kong Richard Kong, Director-at-Large Director at Skokie Public Library

    Term ends 06/30/2018

  11. Dennis Krieb Dennis Krieb, Director-at-Large Director at Lewis & Clark Community College

    Term ends 06/30/2018

  12. Allen Lanham Allen Lanham, Director-at-Large, ALA Councilor Dean Emeritus of Library Services at Eastern Illinois University

    Term ends 06/30/2018

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

    Term ends 06/30/2019

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

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  15. Leander Spearman Leander Spearman, Director-at-Large Director at Belleville Public Library

    Term ends 06/30/2019

  16. Reina Williams Reina Williams, Director-at-Large Librarian at Rush University Medical Center

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  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 Deputy Director at Illinois State Library

    Term ends 12/31/2023


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