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What is the Library Advisory Council?
Philanthropic support of committed individuals andorganizations
is essential forOSULibraries andPress to achieve itsmission. The
Library Advisory Council, or the LAC, is the principal volunteer
leadership group for OSU Libraries and Press. It is comprised
of distinguished OSU alumni and friends who are committed
to the mission and vision of the Libraries and the Press.
Tell memore about their history.
The Library Advisory Council met for the first time in February
2003, having been established by former University Librarian
Karyle Butcher. Among its first members were David Barnekoff,
Tad Reynales, Brent Dalrymple, Tom Niebergall, John Byrne,
Jean Roth, Joan Griffis, and Georgeann Casey. Since 2006, the
Council has supported the Libraries Undergraduate Research
Award through participation on the evaluation committee and
through their donations. Individual members have also pro-
vided lasting support for OSU Libraries and Press through the
establishment of endowments such as the Barnekoff Collection
Fund and the Niebergall Family Fund.
Howdo Council members support the
Libraries and Press?
Council members make a difference for OSU faculty and stu-
dents through their meaningful engagement with the leadership
at OSU Libraries and Press and through the significant rela-
tionships they build with fellow Council members, library and
press staff, and other core supporters of the OSU Libraries and
Press. Council members work closely with
Faye A. Chadwell
University Librarian and OSU Press Director, as well as
,Director of Development for Scholarships andUniversity
Initiatives and our development officer. The LAC helps to guide
our development strategy and increase our visibility.
The Council also provides input regarding our strategic initia-
tives and LAC members assist in fundraising for our programs
to benefit OSU students and faculty.
What are the benets of participation?
Benefits of active LAC membership include:
• the chance to help OSU Libraries and Press be the model
for innovation and service for other libraries and presses to
• the opportunity to have impact on the academic lives of both
students and faculty;
• the chance at every Council meeting to hear directly from
students about the impact we have on their academic success.
Members also learn about the ongoing progress toward the
goals of the Libraries and Press and offer feedback; and
• ongoing engagement with faculty and students to create and
sustain services, collections, andprograms with lastingbenefits
for the OSU campus and the State of Oregon.
What are the expectations for members?
Members of the LAC serve a term of three years. They attend
two meetings a year, typically scheduled in the fall for Corvallis
and the spring for Portland, depending on availability of mem-
bers. Members also make a commitment of $5000 a year for at
least three years or an equivalent pledge.
How can I get involved?
If you are interested in the activities of the LAC, you can contact
Faye A. Chadwell
553-3404 for more information.
Interested individuals might also consider joining us for the next
meeting of the Council in April 22, 2014 in Portland to see the
Council in action. We would welcome your insight on how the
Libraries andPress can best fulfill ourmission; wewould appreci-
ate your input on ways we can extend the success of our capital
campaign. If you are interested in possibly attending, please
541-737-4633) for details.
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