Seeking Nominations for Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee

On behalf of the LSTA Advisory Council, the Oregon State Library is now accepting nominations for four vacancies on the Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee (SDLAC). Terms are for three years; they begin on July 1, 2012 and end on June 30, 2015.

Please see the end of this message for a list of libraries eligible for position #5 – Academic library from an Oregon community college               

If you are interested or know someone who may be, please read further and/or pass along this message.

Process and Timeline

Nominations are being accepted online only at: ttps://

The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 11, 2012, 5:00 pm.

Once confirmed, the slate of nominees will be presented by the State Library staff to the LSTA Advisory Council at their May 18, 2012 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 by attending meetings, participating on a listserv, participating in the database vendor selection process, 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. Once the RFP process begins in about a year, members will likely meet more often. Attendance can be in person in Salem or via teleconference. Participation is voluntary and reimbursements cannot be made for travel, parking, or substitute staff.

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.

Nominees for Position #5 (academic library from an Oregon Community College) may come from libraries at the following institutions:

Blue Mountain CC, Central Oregon CC, Chemeketa CC, Clackamas CC, Clatsop CC, Columbia Gorge CC, Klamath CC, Lane CC, Linn-Benton CC, Mt Hood CC, Oregon Coast CC, Portland CC, Rogue CC, Southwestern Oregon CC, Tillamook Bay CC, Treasure Valley CC, and Umpqua CC.

If you have any questions or concerns about this process or the SDLAC, please ask.


Jennifer Maurer

School Library Consultant

Library Development

Oregon State Library

250 Winter Street NE

Salem, OR  97301-3950

Telephone: 503-378-5011


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