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. Cynthia L. Fuerst Cynthia L. Fuerst, President Vernon Area Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  2. Molly Beestrum Molly Beestrum, Vice President/President-Elect Library Instruction Coordinator at Columbia College Chicago Library

    Term ends 06/30/2021

  3. Melissa Gardner Melissa Gardner, Immediate Past President Palatine Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2019

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

    Term ends 06/30/2021

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

    Term ends 06/30/2019

  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 06/30/2019

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

    Term ends 06/30/2020

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

    Term ends 06/30/2019

  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 Librarian 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 Deputy Director at Illinois State Library

    Term ends 12/31/2023


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