From the ALA website (complete article here):
CHICAGO – James Rettig, university librarian at the University of Richmond (Va.), has been elected president of the American Library Association (ALA) for the 2008-2009 term, defeating Nancy Davenport, president, Nancy Davenport and Associates.
As ALA president, Rettig will be the chief elected officer for the oldest and largest library organization in the world. The ALA has a membership of more than 64,000 librarians, library trustees and library supporters. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information.
Rettig will become president-elect in July 2007, and will assume the ALA presidency in July 2008, following the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. He will serve a one-year term as president and a one-year term as Immediate Past President.