So, today I was invited to attend a portion of the Library Development annual retreat. I think most of you know who they are and what they do. If you don’t please visit the Library Development website. One of the things that came up during the discussion was the OSL Board of Trustees Advisory Councils. Since it was the Library Development team the discussion centered around the LSTA Advisory Council.
I was trying to convince them that being a member of the LSTA Advisory Council or any Advisory Council to the OSL Board of Trustees was a high honor and much sought after. They didn’t quite believe me (they rarely do) But we did have a good discussion about some of the reasons we think serving on an OSL Advisory Council is a good idea. And I’m going to share those with you now:
- Leadership experience
- Opportunity to have a voice in how LSTA funds are spent
- Contribute to shaping the direction of library services in Oregon
- Opportunity to see the “big picture
- Opportunity to boss around state library staff
- Collaborate across library types
I’ll refer you back to this post when we are recruiting for new advisory council members!
Please accept my apologies for not posting last week, as usual I don’t have a good excuse…