Members: Jane Corry, Elaine Hirsch, Penny Hummel, Pam North, Emily Papagni, and Candice Watkins

The Leadership Taskforce is exploring various ways to offer leadership development training for all levels of library staff. The OLA Board voted in December 2014 to approve that a Leadership Committee be proposed to the OLA membership for approval. This committee will provide sustainable direction for leadership efforts. In addition, the taskforce will sponsor an all-day Leadership development preconference at the 2015 OLA Conference. For more information, please click on the Leadership link above.


Members: Korie Buerkle, Jane Corry, Arlene Weible, Michele Burke, Jeanna McClure, Lori Wamsley, John Schoppert and Candice Watkins

In 2012/2013, OLA President, Michelle Burke charged the Advocacy Task Force to develop a recommendation on how OLA could more formally incorporate advocacy into its activities. Recognizing that the Library Development and Legislation Committee focuses on legislation, this effort was intended to explore non-legislative work as well as structures to support that work within OLA. Recommendations of the Task Force were presented at the February 7, 2014 OLA Executive Board meeting. Materials may be found at : http://www.olaweb.org/executive-board-meetings-documents-archive.

OLA definition of Advocacy and a collection of advocacy resources can be found at:

A powerpoint presentation by Marci Merola, ALA at the October 3, 2014 OLA Board Mtg is also provided here.
Adventures with the A-Word: Advocacy Planning at ALA



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