Thanks to my colleagues from across the field who are supporting my campaign and a vision we can share of #OurALA.

If you would like to add your name to our campaign's supporters, please contact me. This only works if we all work together.


Endorsements

Beth Blakesley, Associate Dean of Libraries, Washington State University

"Scott's drive for fighting for libraries and retaining credentialed librarians is needed now more than ever. As ALA President, I believe Scott will stand firm to defend libraries through the protection of the rights of informed citizenship, democracy, and intellectual freedom. As a result of his past advocacy for librarians in Chicago, he will take the extra steps to protect libraries, librarians, and library users when their rights, roles and responsibilities are being challenged. Moreover, he will work collectively with other advocacy groups so that the voices of the library community will be heard. It is without hesitation that I support his candidacy for ALA President." -- K. C. Boyd, Lead Librarian, East St. Louis School District No. 189

Susan Currie, Director, Tompkins County Public Library

"The coming years under President Trump require ALA leadership that is direct and explicit about fighting against the threats his administration poses to libraries and librarians: restrictions on freedom of information, threats of registration and deportation of Muslims, attacks on immigrants, people of color, LGBTQ people, women, and people with disabilities, as well as all the threats that we can't yet imagine. Scott Walter has stepped forward to claim these fights as his fights. They ought to be all our fights, and certainly the fights of our professional associations. Scott Walter and his campaign for #OurALA have my support." - Emily Drabinski, Coordinator of Library Instruction, Long Island University (LIU) - Brooklyn

Elizabeth A. Dupuis, Associate University Librarian for Educational Initiatives and User Services, and Director of Doe, Moffitt, and the Subject Specialty Libraries, University of California, Berkeley

Mike Eisenberg, Dean Emeritus and Professor, University of Washington Information School

"I have had the pleasure of knowing Scott Walter for over a decade. I have always been impressed and humbled by Scott's ability to clearly articulate his vision for libraries and to speak the truth when facing threats to the core mission of our shared profession. He has the ability to challenge, to teach, and to lead. As ALA President, Scott will bring his compassion, adaptability, and fierce intelligence to rally #OurALA to fight for the role of all library workers and libraries in our rapidly changing society. Scott has my strong endorsement." -- Katherine Furlong, University Librarian, Susquehanna University

Joseph Janes, Associate Professor, University of Washington Information School

"I have had the great pleasure of working with amazing librarians in my career. These librarians have worked across different types of libraries, and many have had no library affiliation. We have talked, and often argued, but always shared a passion for using the values of librarianship to improve society. Scott Walter is at the top of that list of amazing librarians. In a distinguished career, he had led staff and built consortia. He has embraced innovation and been an outstanding advocate. He speaks the truth and fights for what is right. I have watched him fight for school librarians, advocate for better academic libraries, and always stand by the essential nature of libraries in a democracy. Scott Walter should be ALA President." --  R. David Lankes, Director, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina

Michelle Millet, Director of the Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center, John Carroll University

Lorena O'English, Social Sciences Librarian, Washington State University

Megan Oakleaf, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University

"I am happy that Scott Walter has announced his candidacy for ALA president. His service to ACRL and his dedication to the profession are well established. As a public librarian, I know he understands our issues. As a resident of Chicago, he is aware of the disintegration of support for the funding of school libraries in that city and elsewhere, which is an important issue. But, most important to me is his response to recent threats against literacy, diversity, intellectual freedom, and privacy that were exposed during this last election cycle. I know that if he is elected I can trust him to uphold the best principles of our profession." -- Nicolette Warisse Sosulski, Business Librarian, Portage District Library

Carol Tilley, Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jessamyn West, Fellow, Harvard Law School, Library Innovation Lab