AVL Council

About the Council

The Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) is managed by a governing council consisting of representatives from the following state agencies; the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, the Alabama Community College System, the Alabama Public Library Service, the Alabama State Department of Education, and the Alabama Supercomputer Authority.

The director of each participating state agency shall appoint three Council members to serve as representatives and advocates for the AVL. Each appointment is made for a three-year term. Initial appointments to the Council may have varying lengths of service to allow staggered rotation and terms of service.

The AVL Council meets regularly every other month and the public is invited to attend. Click here for more information on AVL Council Meetings. The Council adheres to a set of Bylaws that are fully reviewed for revisions or additions at least every three years. Click here to read the current AVL Council Bylaws.

Council Representatives

Alabama Commission on Higher Education

Ron Leonard (Treasurer) - Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (2021)

Phill Johnson - Auburn University at Montgomery (2020)

Annie Payton - Alabama A&M University (2023)

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Alabama State Department of Education

Susan Zana - Vestavia City Schools (2020)

Debbie Turner - Mobile County Public School System (2022)

Cristin Dillard (Chair) - Alabama State Department of Education (2021)

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Alabama Community College System

Renee Marty  - Wallace State Community College (2022)

A.P. Hoffman - Wallace State Community College (2021)

Brad Fricks - Alabama Community College System (2020)

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Alabama Public Library Service

Holly Flores - Clay Public Library (2022)

Nancy Pack - Alabama Public Library Service (2021)

Amy Henderson - (Chair-Elect and Secretary) Oxford Public Library (2021)

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Alabama Supercomputer Authority

LaKesha Chappell - Alabama Supercomputer Authority (2021)

Bill Paine - Alabama Supercomputer Authority (2021)

Tyler Carr - Alabama Supercomputer Authority (2022)

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AVL Committees

AVL members are expected to work on various standing committees to assure that the business of the Council is addressed and that state policies are followed. Members may volunteer or be assigned by the chair to work on one or more standing committee(s).

Holly Flores (Chair)

Nancy Pack (Chair)

Database Review
Brad Fricks (Chair)

Phill Johnson (Chair)

Susan Zana (Chair)

OER Commons
Phill Johnson (Chair)

Elizabeth Dill (Co-Chair)

Amy Henderson (Chair)

Selection and Licensing
Ron Leonard (Co-Chair)

Susan Zana (Chair)

Strategic Planning

Holly Flores (Chair)

Brad Fricks (Co-Chair)