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Answerland Advisory Committee
The Answerland Advisory Committee (AAC) is a committee of the LSTA Advisory Council (LAC), which advises the State Library Board. It is made up of 6 - 10 voting members, drawn from all areas of the state and representing the public, school, academic, and special libraries that use or provide service for Answerland.
 
The primary responsibility of the Answerland Advisory Committee is to advise the LAC and State Library regarding the development, implementation, promotion and evaluation of Answerland. The ultimate vision is to create, maintain and continually improve a high-quality online reference program that succeeds in serving the needs of all residents of Oregon.
 
More information about Answerland, including its history and partner libraries, can be found on its website: answerland.org.
 

Committee Members

Voting members

  • Venisha Bahr
    Gresham Barlow School District
    Term: 1 year (July 1 2016 – June 30 2017)
  • Pete Barrell
    Cottage Grove Public Library
    Term: 2 years (July 1 2016 – June 30 2018)
  • Amy Coughenour
    Concordia University Libraries
    Term: 3 years (July 1 2016 – June 30 2019)
  • Erin Finot
    Eugene Public Library
    Term: 2 years (July 1 2016 – June 30 2018)
  • Bill Fisher
    School of Information at San Jose State Univ.
    Term: 1 year (July 1 2016 – June 30 2017)
  • Art Hendricks
    Portland State University Library
    Term: 1 year (July 1 2016 – June 30 2017)
  • Ryan McGinnis
    La Grande Public Library
    Term: 1 year (July 1 2016 – June 30 2017)
  • Johanna Meetz
    Pacific University Libraries
    Term: 2 years (July 1 2016 – June 30 2018)
  • Joanna Milner (Chair)
    Multnomah County Library
    Term: 3 years (July 1 2016 – June 30 2019)
  • Rinda Montgomery
    North Central ESD Regional Libraries
    Term: 2 years (July 1 2016 – June 30 2018)

Oregon State Library Staff (non-voting)

  • MaryKay Dahlgreen
    State Librarian
  • Tamara Ottum
    Virtual Reference Librarian and Answerland coordinator
  • Susan Westin
    Program Manager, Library Support and Development Services

Meetings and Minutes

Next meeting: April 6, 2017 (online) - Agenda

Minutes:

In 2015, Answerland transitioned from Multnomah County Library to the Oregon State Library. In the process, the previous Answerland Advisory Board became the current Answerland Advisory Committee. Here are minutes from the previous board, 2012 - 2015:

 

Bylaws

As a committee of LSTA Advisory Council, Answerland Advisory Committee bylaws are part of those for LSTA Advisory Council (Article VI, Section 2).

 

Annual Reports 

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