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. Veronica De Fazio Veronica De Fazio, President Head of Youth Services at Plainfield Public Library District

    President Term ends 06/30/2021

  2. Jeanne Hamilton Jeanne Hamilton, Vice President/President-Elect Director at Bloomington Public Library

    Vice President/President-Elect Term ends 06/30/2023

  3. Molly Beestrum Molly Beestrum, Immediate Past President Education and Curriculum Coordinator at Northwestern University Libraries

    Immediate Past President Term ends 06/30/2021

  4. Megan Millen Megan Millen, Treasurer Library Director at Joliet Public Library

    Treasurer Term ends 06/30/2021
    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2022

  5. Laura L. Barnes Laura L. Barnes, Director-at-Large Sustainability Information Curator at Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2023

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

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2022

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

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2022

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

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2021

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

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2021

  10. Mary Jo Matousek Mary Jo Matousek, Director-at-Large President Elect at Association of Illinois School Library Educators

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2021

  11. Marielle McNeal Marielle McNeal, Director-at-Large Supervisory Medical Librarian at Edward Hines VA Hospital

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2023

  12. Rick C Meyer Rick C Meyer, Director-at-Large City Librarian at Decatur Public Library

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2023

  13. Karolyn Nance Karolyn Nance, Director-at-Large Director at Bartlett Public Library District

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2023

  14. Jose Miguel Ruiz Jose Miguel Ruiz, Director-at-Large Supervising Librarian Robert Crown Branch at Evanston Public Library

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2022

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

    Director-at-Large Term ends 06/30/2021

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

    ALA Councilor Term ends 06/30/2021

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

    Ex officio Term ends 12/31/2025

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

    Ex officio Term ends 12/31/2025


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