Governance for the State Library of Oregon

Vision: All Oregonians have the information essential to be engaged citizens, to strengthen our communities, and to build a prosperous state

Mission: The State Library provides leadership and resources to continue growing vibrant library services for Oregonians who are print disabled, the legislature and state government, and all Oregonians through local libraries

Unique Role: We connect...

Oregonians to library services of public, school, academic, and tribal libraries
Oregon state government to information that supports informed decision-making
Oregonians who are print-disabled to reading materials

Core Values

Strategic Plan​

Oregon Revised Statute Chapter 357

Annual Performance Measures

Roles and Responsibilities of the State Library Board and the State Librarian


State Library Divisions, Programs and History

Staff Organizational Chart


Government Information and Library Services (Government Services)
       Government Services Advisory Council

Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library (Talking Books)
       Talking Book Advisory Council

Library Support and Development Services (Library Support)
       Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council
      Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee (SDLAC)
       Answerland Advisory Committee

Operations includes the following areas for the continuity of the agency:
        Executive Support
        Business Budget and Accounting, 
Payroll and Purchasing
        Information Technology (IT), Volunteer Service Program

History of the State Library
        History of the State Library
        Oregon Blue Book Entry for the Oregon State Library

State Library Policies

 State Library Policies and Guidelines

Administration for Board Activities

Staff Contact Information
Parking Options​
Statewide Travel Policy - Travel Expense Reimbursement
      Travel Awards - page 10
      Per diem rates for meals and lodging - page 12
      Travel Expense Detail Sheet - page 10

Travel Expense Reimbursement Form.xlsxTravel Expense Reimbursement Form.xlsx  (instructions are included)
      Per_Diem_Form.docxCompensation Per Diem Form.docx

Government Per Diem Rates - GSA


Business and Finance


Continuous Learning Opportunities

The Complete Library Trustee Handbook by Sally Gardner Reed and Jillian Kalonick

Letters to Libraries Online

Oregon Library Association

Oregon State Legislature

Libs-Or - This mailing list is intended for the sharing of information about the Oregon library community. Possible uses are gift offerings, job announcements, meeting announcements, conference announcements, general training opportunities, and questions about library-related issues.

List of Learning Organization eBooks:LearningOrganizationEbooks.docxLearningOrganizationEbooks.docx

OCLC Web Junction Learning Place for Libraries