[TL-Directors] LSTA Advisory Council - Library Users representative still needed!

NIELSEN Buzzy * SLO Buzzy.NIELSEN at slo.oregon.gov
Tue Feb 2 16:49:36 PST 2021

Hello library folks in Oregon,
Apologies for cross-posting....

The State Library of Oregon is still looking for a new member in 2021 to serve a 3-year term on our volunteer Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council<https://www.oregon.gov/Library/libraries/Pages/lstaac.aspx>!

We're specifically looking for a member to represent Library Users. This opportunity would be great for a patron, library advisory or governing board trustee, a member of your Friends or Foundation, a faculty member or student, a volunteer, or anyone who uses a library but doesn't serve in a staff capacity. The individual could be a library user of any type of library.

Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for any position via this form. We're accepting nominations until the position is filled.

About the LSTA Advisory Council:
Council members serve a 3-year volunteer term to help advise the State Library Board on Oregon's Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Program<https://www.oregon.gov/library/libraries/Pages/LSTA.aspx>. The LSTA Program is federally funded by the IMLS and (with the exception of Ready to Read grants to public libraries) essentially encompasses all of the work of the Library Support & Development Services division at the State Library (including Competitive Grants, consulting services, statistics, Statewide Projects like Answerland, Statewide Databases, etc.). The State Library will be coordinating an evaluation of the LSTA program later in 2021, and the incoming Council members will play a role in that process as well as in helping shape the next LSTA 5-Year Plan (October 2023 - September 2027).

The Council also reviews project proposals and reports (including our annual LSTA Competitive Grants), makes recommendations to the Board, and advises the Board about any issues concerning Oregon's LSTA program. The LSTA Advisory Council consists of thirteen members and is broadly representative of library entities in Oregon, including public, school, academic, and special libraries, as well as library users. The new members term will begin as soon as they're approved by the State Library Board.

The Council has recently transitioned to meeting virtually via Zoom, and we'll aim to have 3-4 public meetings a year (one of which may be an in-person meeting eventually, when it is safe to do so). Travel costs to/from Council meetings will be covered by the State Library.

Please contact me with any questions!

Buzzy Nielsen, MPP, MSI
Program Manager, Library Support & Development Services
buzzy.nielsen at slo.oregon.gov | 971-375-3486 | www.oregon.gov/library/libraries<https://www.oregon.gov/library/libraries>
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