"Andrew Pace is my choice as ALA’s treasurer to lead our Association in 2020 . He brings financial experience from both his work at OCLC and from his deep involvement with ALA. In addition to his vital service on ALA’s Executive Board, he also serves on ALA’s Finance and Audit Committee. This gives him a broad and thorough understanding of our current financial situation, where we have been, and where the association wants and needs to put its resources to achieve our strategic goals.
ALA Treasurer is one of the most critical posts in ALA and one of the most challenging. It not only requires financial knowledge of the Association but someone who is a critical thinker and understands ALA issues and values. As your treasurer, Pace will keep us informed about the financial decisions we make as an association. Andrew Pace is a proven leader who knows and understands libraries and ALA. When your ballot arrives by e-mail, vote for Andrew Pace."
Ann K. Symons
Past ALA President (1998-99) and Treasurer (1992-96)
ALA Honorary Member
"I had the good fortune to work directly with Andrew on the ALA Executive Board. There, I learned first-hand about his knowledge of ALA finances and organization as well as his deep commitment to the success of our association. I can think of no better member to steward ALA through important financial and organizational change. I offer my wholehearted support for and endorsement of Andrew Pace for ALA Treasurer."
Cuyahoga County Public Library
ALA President, 2015-2016
The Bishoff Group LLC
ALA Treasurer, 2000-2003
"Andrew has an exceptional grasp of ALA finances, the kind of expertise we need as we face continuous change in our profession and in ALA."
"Andrew can be trusted to be a thoughtful steward of ALA’s finances. Equally important, he can be relied on to communicate the state of those finances to members clearly. He is approachable, collegial, and committed to the association. Andrew will do an outstanding job as the next ALA Treasurer."
“Andrew’s understanding of and commitment to ALA is nearly unparalleled. His years of dedicated service have given him a breadth of experience and clarity of vision that will enable him not only to fulfill expertly the duties of treasurer, but also to communicate about ALA finances in a way that is comprehensible and meaningful for members.”
"In this period of exciting change in our profession and association, Andrew Pace is the leader we need now."
Robert R. Newlen
The Dwight D. Opperman Foundation
"Andrew is thoughtful, principled, innovative, and kind. He is also deeply committed to helping libraries serve their communities and constituents more effectively, and his extensive volunteer work with the American Library Association has always been pursued with that goal in mind. Our association is at its best when we have a treasurer with Andrew's personal qualities and professional qualifications. I am pleased to support his candidacy."
Princeton Public Library
"I can think of few people who match Andrew’s work ethic, attention to detail, and professionalism. Most important, his genuine love of the Association and passion to see its future success makes him an ideal candidate for this role. I happily endorse his candidacy."
be an excellent treasurer for ALA. He is thoughtful in his decision-making and
has a deep knowledge of ALA. His experience on Council and on the Executive
Board has prepared him to take on the responsibility of the office. I heartily
endorse Andrew Pace."
School Librarian, Retired
McCracken County High School
“I have worked with Andrew in various capacities as a Council and Executive Board member. Andrew has the financial acumen and deep understanding of ALA to be a very effective treasurer. I am confident that ALA finances will be in good hands with Andrew Pace.”
Ann Dutton Ewbank
Montana State University-Bozeman
ALA Councilor 2018-2021
Past Chair, Committee on Legislation
"As a long-time member of the American Library Association, I will be voting for Andrew Pace for Treasurer of ALA. I've had the pleasure to serve alongside Andrew in leadership positions, and I can attest to his knowledge of ALA finances and understanding of the relationship between the funding mechanisms and the membership priorities. Andrew is keenly aware of members' and the organization's priorities. He applies that knowledge to thoughtful and responsible fiscal decision making. I am pleased to support him as ALA Treasurer."
Instructional Design Consultant
Boise State University
White Plains Public Library (NY)
Cataloging & Metadata Services Librarian
Marshall Public Library
"Andrew has a dedication to libraries and library service that is unique to the enthusiasm and energy that he brings to every project. The ALA Treasurer Office is an important one for one of our great professional societies and requires the diligence and service-oriented focus that Andrew can provide. His ability to communicate with all of our members will be a key component of his successful candidacy. I recommend him without reservation for this important role."
Robert H. McDonald
Dean of University Libraries & Professor
University of Colorado Boulder
Joseph Janes, Associate Professor
University of Washington Information School
Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, University of Washington Faculty Senate
Dean, Kraemer Family Library
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
University of Oklahoma Libraries
I wholeheartedly endorse Andrew Pace for Treasurer of the American Library Association. I have long admired Andrew’s nuanced, thoughtful, and insightful approach to ALA governance, and I believe that his leadership and vision will serve the association well during this time of change for the organization.
Interim Dean of Libraries
University of Idaho
"Andrew Pace is the perfect person to serve as the next Treasurer of the American Library Association. His strong financial skills combined with a deep understanding of the operations of the association from a member perspective will be critical as ALA seeks to reinvent itself for the next generation of library professionals."
Director, Clinton-Macomb (MI) Public Library
PLA President, 2014-2015
ALA Councilor-at-Large, 2017-
“I have worked with Andrew Pace as a fellow ALA Councilor and in my role as an Americas Regional Council delegate to the OCLC Global Council. His knowledge of the details of ALA policies and programs, and his willingness to share his expertise with a new Councilor, was unmatched, and the principled stand he always took, and encouraged his fellow Councilors to take, was inspiring. As ALA faces fundamental questions about how to establish a strong foundation for its future as the largest, and most engaged, library association in the world, I can think of no-one who would bring to its financial planning the knowledge, experience, values, and commitment to engaged member-leadership that Andrew would. I hope you will join me in voting for Andrew Pace for ALA Treasurer.”
University Librarian, DePaul University
ALA Life Member
Maureen Sullivan Associates
ALA President, 2012-2013
Director and Professor
School of Information
San Jose State University
Alexandria (VA) Library
University Librarian and Deputy Provost for Collections
& Scholarly Communication
School Librarian, Consultant, Speaker, Online InstructorSyracuse University iSchool
AASL Past President (2007-08)
School of Information Studies
Executive Director, CEO
Cleveland Public Library
PLA President 2016-2017
Carson Block Consulting
Project and Operational Improvement Librarian
University of California, Irvine Libraries
LITA President, 2004-2005
Dean of Libraries
University of Missouri-Kansas City
LITA President, 2006-2007
Cataloging | Metadata Librarian
Multnomah County Library
Adult Services Librarian
North Richland Hills Public Library
Providence Public Library
Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Technology, University Libraries The University of Alabama
LITA President, 2003-2004
Dean of Libraries
Philip H. Knight Chair
University of Oregon Libraries