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. Ryan Johnson Ryan Johnson, President Library Director at O'Fallon Public Library

    President Term ends 06/30/2024

  2. Amy Byers Amy Byers, Vice President/President-Elect Director at Chatham Area Public Library District

    Vice President/President-Elect Term ends 06/30/2024

  3. Heather Jagman Heather Jagman, Immediate Past President Librarian at DePaul University Library

    Immediate Past President Term ends 06/30/2024

  4. Julie M Milavec Julie M Milavec, Treasurer Library Director at Downers Grove Public Library

    Treasurer Term ends 06/30/2024
    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2024

  5. Monica Tapia Boyer Monica Tapia Boyer, Director-at-Large Senior Manager of Children's Services at Aurora Public Library District

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2025

  6. Dawn Bussey Dawn Bussey, Director-at-Large Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2026

  7. Esther Curry Esther Curry, Director-at-Large C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library District

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2025

  8. Gwendolyn A. Harrison Gwendolyn A. Harrison, Director-at-Large Director at Lincoln Library

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2025

  9. Laura Keyes Laura Keyes, Director-at-Large Director at Dunlap Public Library District

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2026

  10. Jordan Neal Jordan Neal, Director-at-Large Adult Services Manager at Champaign Public Library

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2024

  11. Michelle Oh Michelle Oh, Director-at-Large Librarian for Open Access and Equity at Oakton College

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2024

  12. Gretchen Rings Gretchen Rings, Director-at-Large Museum Librarian & Head of Library Collections at The Field Museum

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2026

  13. Becky Spratford Becky Spratford, Director-at-Large Trustee at La Grange Public Library

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2025

  14. Kara Thorstenson Kara Thorstenson, Director-at-Large Director of Libraries at Chicago Public Schools

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2024

  15. Alex C. Todd Alex C. Todd, Director-at-Large Executive Director at Prospect Heights Public Library District

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2025

  16. Paul Mills Paul Mills, ALA Councilor Fountaindale Public Library District

    ALA Councilor Term ends 06/30/2024

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

    Ex officio Term ends 12/31/2025

  18. Cyndi Robinson Cyndi Robinson, Ex officio Executive Director at Illinois Library Association

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2025


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