The Oregon State Library is now accepting suggestions for nominations for the following vacancies on the Library Services and Technology Act Advisory Council. Terms are for three years; they begin on January 1, 2014 and end on December 31, 2016.
Academic Library Representative (1 position)
Information Technology Representative (1 position)
Library User Representative (1 position)
Public Library Representative (1 position)
Underserved / Underrepresented Persons Representative (1 position)
About the Council:
The LSTA Advisory Council assists the State Library Board of Trustees in carrying out the Oregon Library Services and Technology Act Five-Year State Plan by reviewing grant proposals, making recommendations to the Board, evaluating progress in accomplishing the goals of the State Plan, and advising the Board about other issues concerning the LSTA federal library grant 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. Members are elected by the Oregon State Library Board of Trustees. Special consideration is given to ensure that geographic areas of the state are represented, as are library users, and representatives of underserved persons.
Process and timeline:
Suggestions will be reviewed and nominees will then be selected. Those selected to be nominees will be contacted for a short paragraph to go on the ballot. LSTA Council members are elected by the Oregon State Library Board of Trustees at their December meeting. Appointees will be notified by the State Library as soon as possible after the Board meeting.
Suggestions for nomination:
It is fine to suggest yourself as well as someone else.
Suggestions are being accepted online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G7WYHRP
Please call Ann Reed at 503-378-5027 with any questions and for more information. The deadline for suggestions is Friday, October 25, 2013, 4:00 pm.
The LSTA Advisory Council meets twice a year in person. Meetings are for a day and a half in mid-May, and a day in mid-September. Additional meetings may be held by phone or other means. Travel expenses, but not substitute labor, are covered for LSTA Advisory Council Members.
Oregon's LSTA program:
Information on Oregon's LSTA program can be found via: http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/grantmainalt.aspx
Oregon's LSTA Five-Year Plan is available at: http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/LSTA/lstaplanfinaljune27.pdf