Maine Library Advisory Council


2020 Meeting schedule

February 24, 2020 - Agenda

July 2, 2020 - Agenda


Council Members

Region Name Library Email
1 Richard "Chip" Schrader  Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library
2 Beth Kane Norway Memorial Library
3 Tammy Rabideau Waterville Public Library
4 Debra Lay Vose Library
5 Michelle Fagan Thompson Free Library
6 Debbie Lozito Edythe Dyer Community Library
7 Elly Andrews Northeast Harbor Library
8 Marianne Thibodeau University of Maine at Machias - Merrill Library
9 Sonja Eyler Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library
At Large (maine Library Commission) Jeff Cabral McArthur Public Library
At Large (Academic) Carin Dunay  Southern Maine Community College
At Large - Schools(MASL) Amanda Kozakas Cape Elizabeth Middle School
To be selected Public Library Patron Discussion needed - no nominees
MSL-Ex officio Janet McKenney Maine State Library
MSL-Ex officio Jamie Ritter Maine State Library
 MSL-Regional Liaisons
Region Name Email
1 Deb Clark Maine State Library - PPL
2 Kara Reiman Maine State Library -MSL
3 Janet McKenney Maine State Library -MSL
4, 7 Jared Leadbetter Maine State Library -MSL
5, 6 Jenny Melvin Maine State Library -BPL
8,9 Lisa Shaw Maine State Library -BPL


The Purpose of the Council shall be to:
1. Communicate regional needs and opportunities for enhanced services and training
2. Represent the needs of Maine libraries to the Maine Library Commission and the Maine State Librarian and the Director of Library Development.
3. Provide a communications network between the Maine State Library, the Maine Library Commission and the libraries in each region

The Council shall be composed of 13 representatives, one from each region (9) - one of these nine representatives will be a member of the Maine Library Commission; one member who is a public library patron (1), plus three (3) At-Large representatives to ensure that the council reflects all Maine library types (public, school, academic and special).

Ex-Officio to the council will be the State Librarian, Director of Library Development, and MSL Regional Liaisons.

Representatives from ARRC libraries, Maine InfoNet, MLA, MASL, HSLIC, Trustees, and library patrons are invited to all meetings to ensure wide communication.

Maine Library Advisory Council By-Laws [PDF]

Report presented at the October 2, 2017 District Council meeting at MLA [PDF]

Working group members [PDF]