Core vote opens on Monday, March 9

This year’s election ballot for ALCTS, LITA, and LLAMA members will look different than it has in past years. Since we’re voting on whether to form a new division together, there are no candidates running for office.

The only question on all three ballots will be whether to replace each division’s bylaws with those of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures.

See what the ballot question about Core will look like, and get the context you need from the Core website to be an informed voter, especially our 6 Top Questions about Core update.

Polls will open at 9:00 a.m. Central Time on Monday, March 9, 2020, and close on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Division members in good standing as of January 31, 2020 will be able to cast a ballot to vote.

During a three-day period, March 9–11, eligible members will receive an email that explains how to vote online. Members should watch for emails from: “ALA Governance Office” at If you have not received this message by Thursday, March 12, you can contact for assistance.

Learn more about the ALA election in Your Guide to the 2020 ALA Elections (PDF), which contains general information about the ALA presidency and candidates, recent ALA presidential initiatives, and council information. View information about ALA presidential candidates.

This election is the culmination of more than two years of work by dozens of volunteers from all three divisions, all focused on building an exciting future. Thank you for the time, attention, courage, energy, and reflection you have provided as part of our conversations about Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, and don’t forget to vote!

Your Core Steering Committee:

  • Christopher Cronin, 2019-20 ALCTS President-Elect
  • Tyler Dzuba, 2019-20 LLAMA President-Elect
  • Evviva Weinraub Lajoie, 2019-20 LITA President-Elect
  • Lindsay Cronk, LITA Representative
  • Erica Findley, ALCTS Representative
  • Kate Hall, LLAMA Representative
  • Ted Quiballo, LITA Representative
  • Chelcie Rowell, ALCTS Representative