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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

  • Pete Barrell
    Cottage Grove Public Library
    Term: 2 years (July 1 2016 – June 30 2018)
  • Daina Dickman
    Birthingway College Library
    Term: 2 years (July 1 2017 – June 30 2019)
  • Jen Ferro
    Lane Community College Library
    Term: 1 year (July 1 2017 – June 30 2018)
  • Erin Finot
    Eugene Public Library
    Term: 2 years (July 1 2016 – June 30 2018)
  • Valerie Florez
    Answerland volunteer
    Term: 2 years (July 1 2017 – June 30 2019)
  • Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen
    Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries
    Term: 2 years (Nov 1 2017 - June 30 2019)
  • Johanna Meetz
    Pacific University Libraries
    Term: 2 years (July 1 2016 – June 30 2018)
  • Joanna Milner
    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)
  • Charla Oppenlander (chair)
    Klamath County Library Service District
    Term: 2 years (July 1 2017 – June 30 2019)

Non-Voting Members

  • Mark Peterson
    Mt. Hood Community College Library
    LSTA Council Representative (Term ends December 31 2019)

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: TBD

Minutes:

In 2015, Answerland transitioned from Multnomah County Library to the 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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