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Government Information and Library Services Advisory Council meets Nov. 9, 2017 at State Library - 11/02/17

The Government Information and Library Services Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 from 2:00 -- 4:00 p.m. at the State Library. The agenda is included.

This is a public meeting; those who would like to attend should contact Jerry Curry, 503-378-5008 or, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.

The council advises the State Library Board and provides insight, consultation, and advice on strategies for better serving the information and research needs of Oregon state government agencies. The council will also assist Government Services staff in creating effective strategies and programs to inform state employees about Government Services and to train state employees in the use of these services.

Membership is representative of various Oregon state agencies. The current member list is available on our website:
Questions or concerns can be addressed to Jerry Curry, 503-378-5008 or

Government Information and Library Services Advisory Council Meeting
State Library, Meeting Room 103 (or by phone)
250 Winter St., Salem, OR
November 9, 2017, 2:00 -- 4:00 p.m.


2:00 Welcome & Introductions (All)
Approval of minutes from last meeting
2:10 Round Robin (All Attendees)
2:35 State Library Announcements (Agata)
a. New staff introductions
b. New KPM's
c. Proposed New Membership
d. Feedback on Web page
e. Stats on eClips
3:00 Operational Plans -- Progress, discussions
a. Universal Registration of State Employees
b. Full Implementation of Embedding Librarians
c. All Staff Professional Development Plans
d. Rebuild and Launch Agency Website
e. All Engaged in Government Services Outreach
3:25 Presentation of New Reference Statistics
3:35 Proposed By-Laws changes
New Business
Action Item Review (Curry)
4:00 Adjourn

Oregon Library Services and Technology Act Advisory Council Meeting Oct. 30 - 10/26/17

Oregon's Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council will meet at the State Library of Oregon, Monday, October 30, 2017. Mari Cheney will chair the meeting, which will begin at 9:30 a.m.

The Council will review the 2016 final grant activity reports and make recommendations to the State Library Board concerning the state's LSTA program's application materials. The Council will hear updates from the Library Support & Development Services Manager and staff.

An open forum will be held Monday, October 30th, at 11:00 a.m. Any member of the public may address the Council on any topic during the open forum.

Sign language interpretation will be provided for the public if requested prior to 48 hours before the meeting; notice prior to 72 hours before the meeting is preferred. Handouts of meeting materials may also be requested in alternate formats prior to 72 hours before the meeting. Requests may be made to Ferol Weyand at 503-378-2525.

LSTA Advisory Council Meeting
State Library of Oregon - Conference room 103
October 30, 2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

9:30 am Welcome and introductions

9:40 Housekeeping, review agenda, approve minutes from May 15-16, 2017 meeting

9:45 Report of Susan Westin, Program Manager
* 2016 budget wrap-up, including year-end grants
* Update on 2017 budget
* Answerland
* Edge

Staff reports on new & continuing projects
* Fostering Grade Level Reading Susan Westin
* Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Susan Westin
* Professional Development / OLA Arlene Weible
* Statewide Databases RFP Arlene Weible
* Continuing Education Assessment Darci Hanning
* Digital Collections Pilot Project / WSL Ross Fuqua

11:00 Open forum

11:15 Review 2016 final activity reports

12:00 pm Working Lunch

12:30 Continue review 2016 final activity reports
Selection of 2016 outstanding project

1:30 Review the 2018-2022 Five-Year Plan

2:30 Review 2018 grant instructions & application form
Discussion: future changes to LSTA competitive grant application calendar

3:00 Elect new Chair, Vice-Chair, SDLAC, and Answerland representative

3:15 Presentation to departing members

3:30 Suggestions for new LSTA Council Members
2017 open seats will be: Library Users, Underrepresented/ Underserved Persons, Public Libraries Representative, School Library Representative

3:40 Recommendations to State Library Board

3:45 Meeting and action item review

3:55 Adjourn