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 2018 - 2019:
        Melissa Little, committee chair
        Beaverton City Library       
        [email protected]
        Jane Corry
        Retired, Multnomah County Library 

        [email protected]

        Elaine Hirsch
        Lewis & Clark College
        [email protected]
        Amy Honisett    
Multnomah County Library
        [email protected]
Erin McCusker
        Umatilla County Special Library District
        [email protected]
Suzanne Sager
        Portland State University Library
        [email protected]
Liisa Sjoblom
        Deschutes Public Library System
        [email protected]
Lori Wamsley, chair of LIOLA Subcommittee
        Mount Hood Community College
        [email protected]
        Leadership Development Scholarships
         Mentorship Program
         Leadership Institute of OLA (LIOLA)