ILA Welcomes New Board Members

May 11, 2022

Chicago, IL — The Illinois Library Association (ILA) welcomes the newly elected Executive Board members for 2022-2023.

The ILA Executive Board consists of sixteen members: the president, vice president/president-elect, twelve directors-at-large, the immediate past president, and an ALA Councilor. The Executive Board develops, implements, and enforces all policies and budgets for the association, as well as coordinates all activities.

The ILA Nominating Committee announced the candidates for President-Elect and four Director-at-Large positions in March, and voting took place from April 1 to 30, 2022, with all personal members of ILA eligible to vote.

Diane Foote, executive director of ILA, stated "ILA is overjoyed to have such a talented pool of candidates for this year's election. During this pandemic, libraries and library staff have played an important role in their communities. They continued to serve their patrons tirelessly, and it is a true honor to work alongside and on behalf of them." 

The newly elected ILA Executive Board member are as follows:

  • President-Elect - Ryan Johnson (O'Fallon Public Library)
  • Director-at-Large - Becky Spratford (LaGrange Public Library)
  • Director-at-Large - Monica Boyer (Bartlett Public Library District)
  • Director-at-Large - Alex Todd (Prospect Heights Public Library)
  • Director-at-Large - Esther Curry (C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library District)

Additional information on the elected board members is available on the ILA website.


About the Illinois Library Association

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) is a not-for-profit educational and professional membership organization that engages in leadership, advocacy, partnership, and learning for the benefit of Illinois libraries. ILA’s membership includes more than 2,500 Illinois public, academic, school, and special libraries as well as librarians, library staff, trustees, students, and library vendors. and the millions who depend on them. Founded in 1896, it is the third largest state library association and a chapter of the American Library Association.  



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