[AL-Directors] Please Help: Seeking Nominations for Academic Library Position on SDLAC

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Wed Apr 13 15:16:44 PDT 2011

On behalf of the LSTA Advisory Council, the Oregon State Library is now accepting nominations for the Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee (SDLAC).  To date, we do not have any qualifying nominations for Position #2 below.  Know someone who would do a great job?  Please nominate that person or forward this email to him or her.

               Terms begin on July 1, 2011 and are for three years:

               Position #1 - Public library serving less than 25,000; term ending June 30, 2014
               Position #2 - Academic library from Oregon University System; term ending June 30, 2014
               Position #3 - School library drawn from OASL membership; term ending June 30, 2014

Nominees for Position #2 may come from the following libraries:
               Eastern Oregon University

   Oregon Health & Science University

   Oregon Institute of Technology

   Oregon State University

   Portland State University

   Southern Oregon University

   University of Oregon

   Western Oregon University

Process and Timeline:
Nominations are being accepted online only at http://library.state.or.us/services/surveys/survey.php?sid=943.

The deadline for nominations is Sunday, April 17, 2011, 11:59 pm.

Once confirmed, the slate of nominees will be presented by the State Library staff to the LSTA Advisory Council at their May 13, 2011 meeting. Appointees will be notified by the State Library as soon as possible after the LSTA Advisory Council meeting.

In making appointments, the LSTA Advisory Council will seek representatives with experience in database licensing and with the use and/or selection of databases.

Involvement in SDLAC will include representing your constituent group through attendance at meetings, participation on a listserv, possible database vendor selection, and providing feedback on the success of the statewide database licensing program.

The Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee is required to meet once a year. Currently the Committee meets nearly every quarter. Attendance can be in person in Salem or via teleconference.

Additional Information:

SDLAC committee members represent the following groups:

One representative from the LSTA Advisory Council;

Three public library representatives, one each from libraries serving populations over 100,000, between 25,000-100,000, and 25,000 or less;

Three academic library representatives, one each from a community college, Oregon University System, and private academic institution;

One representative from a resource sharing system;

One representative from a tribal library and,

Two school library representatives drawn from OASL (formerly OEMA) membership.

Thanks for your help.


Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Library Development
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR  97301-3950
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us<mailto:jennifer.maurer at state.or.us>

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