CLA Members have cast their ballots in the first elections under the new structure for CLA governance. There were five positions being contested: Vice-President/President-Elect, Treasurer and three Councillors-at-Large.
Pilar Martinez has been elected CLA Vice-President/President-Elect. Pilar is the Executive Director, Public Services, at Edmonton Public Library.
Mary-Jo Romaniuk has been elected to the office of CLA Treasurer. Mary-Jo is the Chief Librarian (Acting) at the University of Alberta.
Three new Councillors-at-Large have been elected: Jennifer Evans and Karen Hildebrandt for two year terms, and John Tooth for a one-year term. Jennifer is the Director of the Nova Scotia Provincial Library. Karen is the Access Services Coordinator at Concordia University College of Alberta. John is the Coodinator (Chief Librarian) in the Instructional Resources Unit, Manitoba Education.
Karen Adams will continue as CLA President for 2012. All newly elected members of Executive Council will join her on Executive Council when they assume their positions on 1 January 2012.