Leadership Committee

Charge: The Leadership Committee oversees leadership development opportunities for the OLA membership, including creating and managing leadership trainings and programs, as well as serving as leadership mentors.

Purpose:  To provide opportunities for the development of leadership abilities of all OLA members.


  • Participate in a continuous learning community focused on leadership.
  • Develop and/or refine leadership trainings.  Trainings may take various forms and be held in various locations throughout the state or virtually.
  • Facilitate and lead leadership trainings.
  • Promote leadership development opportunities available to the membership.
  • Shall consist of at least three members.


  • Is appointed by the President.
  • Is responsible for the organization of the work of the committee.
  • Is responsible for an annual report of activities.
  • Prepares an annual budget.

Committee members 2020-2021

Liisa Sjoblom, committee chair       
Deschutes Public Library System      

Amy Honisett, LIOLA chair   
Multnomah County Library


Jane Corry
Retired, Multnomah County Library 


Laura Kimberly
Newport Public Library


Erin McCusker
Umatilla County Special Library District


Suzanne Sager
Portland State University Library

Arwen Unger
Hood River Public Library


Lori Wamsley
Mount Hood Community College


        Leadership Development Scholarships
         Mentorship Program
         Leadership Institute of OLA (LIOLA)