Executive Council

"The Executive Council of the Alabama Library Association, Inc. is entrusted with conducting the business of the Association and is charged with keeping the membership informed of its official acts through The Alabama Librarian or other means. (Article IV, 1)" -- Alabama Library Association Handbook, Chapter 5, p.9. Information about the duties of the officers is available in Chapter 6, p.13.


Members can keep current with the Executive Council by reviewing the approved minutes from the Executive Council meetings. In addition, members can view the Association's calendar to find important dates, including the dates, times, and locations of all Executive Council meetings.


Finally, all members can contact the Association Office for any assistance.


Current members of the Executive Council are the Officers, Division Chairpersons, Ex-Officio Members, Alabama Librarian Editors, Scholarship Fund, Inc. Board President, Round Table Moderators, and Committee Chairs.

Council members are added to the ALLA Executive Council Google Group.

  • Divisions include: CSLD, CUS, and PLD
  • Roundtables include: ALIRT, CDMRT, GODORT, MCRT, PART, RASRT, TSSRT, and YASRT
  • Committees are: Association Awards, Author Awards, Bibliographic, Budget & Finance, Bylaws, Convention, Education, Emeritus Council, Employee Evaluation, Handbook, Intellectual Freedom, Legislative Development, Membership, Nominating, Planning, Public Relations, and Publications

Voting members are limited to officers and division chairpersons.


  • President: Sonya Jordan, Mountain Brook High School, 3650 Bethune Dr, Mountain Brook, AL 35223, (205) 414-3800 ext. 7619, [email protected]
  • President-Elect: Carrie Steinmehl, Hoover Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Hoover, AL 35216, (205) 444-7748, [email protected]
  • Past President: Jeff Graveline, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Mervyn H. Sterne Library, SL 172, 1720 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294-0014, (205) 934-6364, [email protected]
  • Secretary: Danny Stewart, Pell City Library, 1000 Bruce Etheredge Parkway, Suite 100, Pell City, AL 35128, (205) 884-1015, [email protected]
  • Treasurer: Tim Bailey, Auburn University at Montgomery, PO Box 244023, Montgomery, AL 36124-4023, (334) 244-3420, [email protected] [term begins 7/2015 and ends 6/2017; re-appointed: term ends 6/2018]
  • Member-at-Large: Central Alabama: Matt Layne, Emmet O'Neal Library, 50 Oak St, Mountain Brook, AL 35213, (205) 908-5323, [email protected] [term ends 4/2018]
  • Member-at-Large: North Alabama: Laura Pitts, Scottsboro Public Library, 1002 South Broad Street, Scottsboro, AL 35768, (256) 574-4335, [email protected] [term ends 4/2019]
  • Member-at-Large: South Alabama: Chris Shaffer, Troy University, 309 Wallace Hall, Troy University, AL 36082, [email protected] [term ends 4/2018]

Division Chairpersons

  • Children's & School: Gloria Repolesk, Emmet O'Neal Library, 50 Oak Street, Mountain Brook, AL 35213, (205) 879-0459, [email protected]
  • College, University & Special: James Gilbreath,University Libraries Box 870266, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, (205) 307-8944,[email protected]
  • Public Library: Heather Cover, Homewood Public Library, 1721 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209, (205) 332-6600, [email protected]

Ex-Officio Members

  • Association Administrator: Angela Moore, Alabama Library Association, 6030 Monticello Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117,(334) 414-0113; [email protected]
  • Web Administrator: Jodi W. Poe, Jacksonville State University, Houston Cole Library, 700 Pelham Road, Jacksonville, AL 36265, (256) 782-8103, [email protected]
  • ALA Councillor:Jeff Simpson, Troy University, Library/Wallace Hall, 501 University Avenue, Troy, AL 36082, (334) 670-3257, jsimpso[email protected] [term ends 4/2018]
  • SELA Representative: Margie Calhoun, Mobile Public Library, 701 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36609, 251-208-7860, [email protected] [term ends 4/2020]

Other Positions

  • ALLA COMMunicator Editor: Taylor Kirby, Levi Watkins Learning Center, Alabama State University, 915 South Jackson St, Montgomery, AL 36101, (330) 565-0099, [email protected]
  • Archivist: Donnelly Walton, W.S. Hoole Special Collection Library, University of Alabama, PO Box 870266, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0266, (205) 393-3245, [email protected]
  • AVL Representative:
  • President, Scholarship Fund, Inc.: Dena Luce, Alabama Library Association, 6030 Monticello Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117, (334) 324-5027, [email protected]