Executive Board / Current Officers 2021-22

Voting Members
President   Arlene Weible, State Library of Oregon   (email)

Vice-President/ President-Elect
Marci Ramiro-Jenkins, McMinnville Public Library - Resigned effective 3/31/22 (position currently vacant) (email)

Past President
Kate Lasky,  Josephine Community Library District   (email)

Stuart Levy, Parkrose High School  (email)
Term (two years:  2021 - 2023)

Star Khan, Driftwood Public Library  (email)

Sami Kerzel, Deschutes Public Library (email)

ALA Representative
Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney, Driftwood Public Library (email)
Term (three years: 2019-22)

Divisions - Current Chairs

Academic/ ACRL-Oregon
Emily Ford, Portland State University  (email)

Children's Services (CSD)
Susan Cackler  (email

Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL)
Grace Butler, Whitman Elementary School  (email)

Oregon Young Adult Network (OYAN)
Denise Auld, Student/Multnomah County Library (email)

Public Library
Halsted Bernard, Tigard Public Library (email)

Eduardo Arizaga, Multnomah County Library (email)
Bobbye Hernandez, Multnomah County Library (email)

Support Staff (SSD)
Rinny Lakin, Multnomah County Library (email)

State Librarian 
Wendy Cornelisen, State Librarian, State Library of Oregon (email)

Buzzy Nielsen, State Library of Oregon  (email)

OLA Association Manager 
Shirley Roberts (email)


OLA Board Resources
Leadership tutorials (orientation to OLA website, memberclicks, etc.), OLA Logos, Graphic Usage Guide, OLA official letterhead, Just Say Yes List........


OLA Board Meetings  2021-22

OLA Board Meetings are open to the public. Although we follow the agenda and timeline closely, the agenda is subject to change and items are sometimes moved to accommodate day-of scheduling needs. If a portion of the meeting is closed to the public, we will note that on the agenda. 

October 1, 2021 (Friday)- Business Meeting - Virtual for all  (10 am - 3 pm) 
November 5, 2021 (Friday) - Drop In, Virtual (10 - 11 am) 
December 3, 20201(Friday) - Business Meeting - Virtual for all -   (10 am - 3 pm) 
January 7, 2022 (Friday) - Drop In, Virtual (10 - 11 am) 
February 4, 2022 (Friday) - Business Meeting - Virtual for all (10 am - 3 pm)
March 4, 2022 (Friday) - Drop In, Virtual (10-11 am) 
Week of March 21, 2022 - OLA Awards/Social Event (PLA Conference) - more information to come
April 1, 2022 (Friday) -  Business Meeting - Hybrid, tentative - State Library (10 am - 3 pm)
May 6, 2022 (Friday) - Drop In - Virtual (10 - 11 am)
June 3, 2022 (Friday)  -  Business Meeting - Hybrid, site TBD (10 am - 3 pm)
July 8, 2022 (Friday) - Drop in - Virtual  (10 - 11 am)
August 8-9, 2022 (Monday 1:30 - 5:30 pm and Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm). OLA Leadership Retreat - In person (Menucha)
August 26, 2022 (Friday) -  Business Meeting - Hybrid, Site McMinnville Public Library? -  (10 am - 3 pm) [Transition Meeting]

Business meetings include:
Review of action items from previous meeting, officer/committee/unit reports, old/new business, review of strategic plan, action item summary.

Drop In meetings include:
Informal information sharing, general discussion topics - TBD.

**All voting members of the board should plan to attend business meetings; drop in meetings are optional