You are kidding, right? His alma mater, and devotion, are certainly relevant. Whether conscious or unconscious, his affiliation w/ALA could certainly affect how the schedule is set. How can you consider that a "convenient point"? That logic is what perpetuates inequities at multiple levels in our society. He may be a great guy, and may be doing a good job w/a tough assignment, I don't know, but I do know that his loyalties, and any perceived inequities in scheduling are certainly relevant.