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CLA Board Nominations 2019
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The California Library Association (CLA) Nominating Committee is proud to announce the slate of candidates for Board of Directors with term beginning October 2019. CLA members will have the opportunity to shape CLA leadership in the upcoming CLA election process. Voting will take place online early September 2019. We have invested our time and effort to make sure CLA has the leadership needed to support our members.
Candidates for President-Elect:
Jayanti Addleman, Director of Library Services, Hayward Public Library
Heather Cousin, Library Services Director, Thousand Oaks Library
Candidates for Board At-Large:

Susan Broman, Assistant City Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library
Madeline Bryant, Principal Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library
Brandy Buenafe, Library Services Administrator, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Jeanette Contreras, Library Director, Placentia Library District
Brian Edwards, Division Director, Alameda County Library
Dana Vinke, Deputy Library Director, Ventura County Library
Candidates for Student Representative:
Mayra Fuentes, San Jose State University School of Information
Danny Thien Le, San Jose State University School of Information
Candidate biographies and information will be up on the CLA website in approximately two weeks. Elections go live in the beginning of September.
In accordance with CLA bylaws, every member of CLA has the ability to petition in order to be included in elections. Nominations of qualified candidates for Vice President/ President Elect may be placed on the ballot upon petition of 32 Voting members (2% of the Voting members of the Association). Nominations for other Board Members may be placed on the ballot upon petition of 25 Voting members of the Association. There are one Student Representative and two At-Large positions available this year.
Return the petition form along with nominees’ written consent no later than July 26, 2019 to the California Library Association, 1055 E. Colorado Blvd., 5th Floor, Pasadena, CA 91106, (626) 204-4071 or by email to
Thank you,
2019 CLA Nominating Committee:
Dolly Goyal, CLA Immediate Past President, San Mateo County Libraries
Jené Brown, Los Angeles Public Library
Jennifer Noble, Los Angeles Public Library
Courtney Saldana, Ontario City Library
William Sannwald, San Diego County Library
Sherry Wade, Kern County Library