Supporters

Supporters of Joe’s campaign for ALA President range from librarians and researchers to young professionals and students. Many thanks to all these friends and colleagues for their support!

  • Stacey Aldrich, State Library of Pennsylvania
  • Sarah Barrett, Factor
  • John Blyberg, Darien Library
  • Megan Carlin, MLIS Program, UW iSchool
  • Sarah A. Chauncey, Rockland BOCES
  • Matthew P. Ciszek, Penn State University Libraries
  • Mary Comstock, King County Library System
  • Michael Crandall, UW iSchool
  • Negin Dahya, UW iSchool
  • Valeda Dent, Long Island University
  • Timothy Domick, Centenary College
  • Lori Dugdale, UW iSchool
  • Mike Eisenberg, UW iSchool
  • Stephen Francoeur, Baruch College
  • Maria Gonzales, Gallup McKinley County Schools
  • Kimberly Gorman, MLIS Program, UW iSchool
  • Rebecca Graff, Southern Methodist University
  • Deborah Hamilton, Pikes Peak Library District
  • Jan Hartley, Seattle University
  • Susan Hildreth
  • Trent Hill, UW iSchool
  • Sandy Hirsh, San Jose State University Information School
  • Randy Hinrichs, UW iSchool
  • Alex R Hodges, American University
  • Leslie Holt, Holt Consulting
  • Lynne C. Howarth, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
  • Richard Huffine, ProQuest
  • Kyla Jones, WePAC
  • Hilary Kraus, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Kris Lackner, UW iSchool
  • R. David Lankes, Syracuse University
  • Judith Levy, Boynton Beach City Library
  • Georgia Lomax, Pierce County Library System
  • Kate MacMillan, Napa Valley USD
  • Mary Ann Mavrinac, University of Rochester
  • Courtney Greene McDonald, Indiana University Libraries
  • Jill McKinstry, Odegaard Undergraduate Library, University of Washington
  • Cheryl A. Metoyer, UW iSchool
  • Peter Morville, Semantic Studios
  • Wendy Newman, University of Toronto iSchool
  • Mindy Nichols,Crockett County High School (Alamo, TN)
  • Angela Nolet, King County Library System
  • Joyce Ogburn, Appalachian State University
  • Nancy Pearl
  • Josie Parker, Ann Arbor District Library
  • James Rosenzweig, Eastern Washington University
  • Celia Ross, University of Michigan
  • Rivkah K. Sass, Sacramento Public Library
  • Maureen Sawa, Greater Victoria (B.C.) Public Library
  • Marcie Stone
  • Eric Suess, Marshall Public Library, Pocatello ID
  • Ann Symons
  • Vanessa Velez, East Bonner County Library District
  • Alex Wade, Microsoft Research
  • Jen Waller, Miami University
  • Gary Wasdin, King County Library System
  • Jevin West, UW iSchool
  • Jessamyn West, librarian.net
  • James Young, Society for College and University Planning

 

 

Endorsements

Stacey Aldrich, State Library of Pennsylvania

Joe is a thoughtful and future thinking leader, who will bring energy and action to this important library leadership position.

John Blyberg, Darien Library:

Joe has just the right combination of experience and vision that ALA needs right now.

Megan Carlin, MLIS Program, University of Washington iSchool:

He has fostered the achievements of countless emerging professionals.

I am a second-year Master of Library and Information Science candidate at the University of Washington; I have also been a member of the ALA for 3 years, beginning with NMRT activities during my undergraduate degree. Joe has contributed to the field of library and information science immensely, has been published in academic and trade communications, and is a leader in the industry; yet he thoughtfully takes the time to go the extra mile for his students. He has fostered the achievements of countless emerging professionals in my cohort and beyond.

I believe that Joe Janes’ leadership exemplifies what it means to support the future of librarianship and I fully endorse his candidacy for President of the ALA.

Michael Crandall, University of Washington iSchool:

A passionate advocate for libraries and those who work in and with libraries.

Joe is a passionate advocate for libraries and those who work in and with libraries, respected by his colleagues, his students and the field for his vision, voice and wisdom. He brings a deep understanding of the issues facing the library world in the modern age with a solid understanding of the complexities of the changing landscape in which libraries now live. We would be hard pressed to find a better leader for the organization that represents libraries and librarians across the country.

Valeda Dent, Long Island University:

There is no better candidate!

Lori Dugdale, University of Washington iSchool:

You will be a fantastic ALA President. Your leadership has contributed to making the UW iSchool a top rated MLIS program with dedicated alumni who are making a real difference in communities across the country.

Kimberly Gorman, MLIS Program, University of Washington iSchool:

Joe Janes will be an inspirational ALA President!

His enthusiasm and passion for the field are quite evident. He is the reason I’m in the MLIS program at UW and I can’t thank him enough for that.

Rebecca Graff, Southern Methodist University:

Vote for Joe!

Deborah Hamilton, Pikes Peak Library District:

Joe has vision and energy. He would be an excellent leader for ALA.

Susan Hildreth:

Joe has the vision, energy, commitment and sense of humor to be a terrific ALA president and move our profession and association forward.

Randy Hinrichs, University of Washington iSchool:

Under his ALA leadership, we will witness a true conversion to the Digital Library.

I first ran into Joe when he was a protégée of Dr. Mike Eisenberg, the founder of the iSchool at the University of Washington. Joe had just finished with his project on the Internet Public Library. He was an unforgettable visionary back then. He has only clarified that vision and is exemplary of where libraries are today and where they are headed. Under his ALA leadership, we will witness a true conversion to the Digital Library.

Lynne C. Howarth, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto:

An unfailing champion of the LIS profession and those associated with it.

I had the great good fortune to serve with Joe Janes on the ALA Committee on Accreditation. His commitment to libraries and librarianship, as well as to the information professions more broadly, is unequivocal, even passionate. Joe is well-connected, knowledgeable, and astute. His ability to listen with an open mind to myriad perspectives and to work to consensus will serve the ALA well. He is thoughtful, well-informed, an unfailing champion of the LIS profession and those associated with it. As ALA President, he will be decisive, yet collegial, guided by integrity and a deep commitment to make a difference…all with a sense of humour and proportion. Joe Janes has my unqualified support!

Hilary Kraus, UMass Dartmouth:

I can’t think of a better librarian to lead our profession and represent us to the public.

R. David Lankes, Syracuse University:

A passionate advocate for librarians and deep thinker.

Every good idea I’ve had I stole from Joe…the bad ones are my fault. Seriously, Joe is a passionate advocate for librarians and deep thinker. He would be a fantastic President.

Mary Ann Mavrinac, Vice Provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester:

Joe Janes is an inspirational leader, a big thinker and a great collaborator — essential qualities for an ALA President to have.

Jill McKinstry, Director of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library, University of Washington:

ALA would get a huge boost with Joe in the top leadership role.

Joe is an enthusiastic and articulate advocate for our profession. He has been writing and thinking about librarianship for decades and brings thoughtful insight and a razor sharp wit to any topic he takes on. Not only has his series, “Documents that Changed the World,” been a hit within our community, it is a favorite feed on the broader university newsfeeds and beyond. We need the outreach and the ability to speak beyond our collegial world. ALA would get a huge boost with Joe in the top leadership role. Highly, highly endorse.

Cheryl A. Metoyer, Associate Dean for Research, University of Washington Information School:

He will listen and seek counsel from the many diverse voices in the field.

Joe is a valued colleague. I endorse him for the following reasons:

  • He is grounded in the value structure of librarianship;
  • He will listen and seek counsel from the many diverse voices in the field;
  • After listening to these stories, Joe will then weave them into a magnificent library story — one that will chart the course for a productive, creative, inclusive and sustaining future.

Peter Morville, Semantic Studios:

I’ve renewed my (lapsed) membership, just so I can vote for Joe for ALA President.

Wendy Newman, University of Toronto iSchool:

Joe Janes’ ability to articulate the value and values of librarianship in the 21st century – to tell the story – will be an essential asset to the Association.

Among other responsibilities, the President must be able to advocate compellingly and efficiently beyond our own ranks. Joe Janes’ ability to articulate the value and values of librarianship in the 21st century – to tell the story – will be an essential asset to the Association. And that’s just one of his contributions!

Mindy Nichols, Crockett County High School (Alamo, TN)

I was incredibly impressed with the spirit and enthusiasm of Joe Janes at ALA MidWinter. What a wonderful voice he is for our profession!

Josie Parker, Director, Ann Arbor District Library:

I can’t think of anyone who understands the needs of libraries and librarians more at this point in time than Joe.

Leaders need to be “of their time”, and I can’t think of anyone who understands the needs of libraries and librarians more at this point in time than Joe. No platitudes, just get it done!

James Rosenzweig, Eastern Washington University:

We need leaders like Joe to help get those messages out there, and to remind ourselves who we are and what is possible when we work together.

Librarianship is at another crossroads — as the profession often is. What sets Joe apart is his irrepressible belief in the value of libraries and librarians even in the face of a world infatuated with search engines, combined with his unequaled (in my experience) ability to communicate the vital importance of libraries and librarians to society at large. We need leaders like Joe to help get those messages out there, and to remind ourselves who we are and what is possible when we work together.

Celia Ross, University of Michigan:

I can’t think of anyone who would represent the profession more superbly. Go Joe!

Rivkah K. Sass, Sacramento Public Library:

Joe Janes is the right candidate at the right time. I urge those who care about the future of libraries to vote for Joe. Let Joe do it!

Eric Suess, Marshall Public Library, Pocatello ID:

For so many reasons.

Joe is intelligent, eloquent, and down to earth. He is both kind and forceful. Joe would be an outstanding person to represent ALA and librarians at all levels. We have an opportunity to elect outstanding leadership here!

Jen Waller, Miami University:

Joe is the reason I am a librarian.

It was Joe’s voice that encouraged me to apply to the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School. While there it was Joe’s voice that kept me thinking critically about librarians’ roles. I took every class I possibly could with Joe, because he is that good.

And it’s Joe’s voice that makes me certain that he is the best candidate for ALA President. Joe is knowledgeable, articulate, passionate, and inspirational all while being approachable, compassionate, and maintaining a sense of humor. Combine that with his formidable knowledge of the issues facing librarians, and Joe is the clear choice.

Jevin West, University of Washington iSchool:

I can think of no better leader for the ALA.

I am a new assistant professor at the University of Washington Information School. In this short time, I have had the chance to get to know a lot of great people in our school. Joe is one of those great people. He is a passionate person that cares deeply about our school, faculty, students and staff. You can see this in the hallway interactions with students, classes he teaches, his contributions to faculty responsibilities, his leadership as the MLIS program director, and of course his well-known podcast, “Documents that Changed the World.” I knew of this podcast before I knew Joe and am still an avid listener. Joe is an articulate speaker and leader, evident with his role in the university-wide faculty council. We are lucky to have Joe and know how much he cares about the ALA and the librarian profession. I can think of no better leader for the ALA. He has my utmost support.

Jessamyn West, librarian.net:

He has the right combination of smarts, poise and tolerance for bureaucracy.

I’ve known Joe since the Internet Public Library days and I think he would be a terrific ALA president. He has the right combination of smarts, poise and tolerance for bureaucracy that will serve both him and ALA very well.