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Advisory Council

About the Advisory Council

The purpose of the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library's Advisory Council is to act as a fiscal and policy advisory group to the State Library Board, which includes recommending the annual donation fund budget to the Board for final approval.  The Advisory Council is also a space for members to share their experience as users and community partners on library-related topics so staff better understand what matters most to users and how best to approach library improvements or changes. 

Membership on the Advisory Council is representative of those organizations and individuals having a direct interest in library services to print-disabled persons.  Members of the Advisory Council serve four year terms.  Regular meetings are scheduled for four times each calendar year.

Advisory Council By-Laws

Next Meeting

The next Advisory Council meeting will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the State Library in Salem.

Advisory Council Members

User-at-Large
Portland
American Council of the Blind (ACB) of Oregon Representative
Eugene
Public Library Representative
Klamath Falls
Senior Citizen User-at-Large
Salem
Senior Citizen User-at-Large
Beaverton
National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Representative
Portland
Department of Human Resources (DHS) Representative
Salem
Reading Disabled User-at-Large
Portland
Parent of a Minor User-at-Large
Tualatin
Oregon Commission for the Blind (OCB) Representative
Portland
Vision Working Group Representative
Portland
Caren Agata
Interim State Librarian

Susan Westin
Talking Book and Braille Library Program Manager

Elke Bruton
Talking Book and Braille Library Public Services Librarian

Erich Peppler
Talking Book and Braille Library Fund Development Officer

Joel Henderson
Talking Book and Braille Library User Accounts Coordinator


Advisory Council Meeting Info



Advisory Council meeting minutes older than one (1) year are available upon request.  Please contact us at talkingbooks.info@state.or.us or 800-452-0292.

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