AVL 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.

Alabama Commission on Higher Education

Ron Leonard - (Treasurer) - Alabama Commission on Higher Education (2024)

Phill Johnson (Secretary and Chair-Elect) - Auburn University at Montgomery (2023)

Kimmetha Herndon - Samford University (2024)

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Alabama State Department of Education

Debbie Turner - Mobile County Public School System (2022)

Cristin Dillard - 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)

Chantae Calhoun - Alabama Community College System (2023)

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Alabama Public Library Service

Nancy Pack - Alabama Public Library Service (2021)

Amy Henderson - (Chair) Oxford Public Library (2021)

Ronnie Smith - Eufaula Carnegie Library (2024)

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Alabama Supercomputer Authority

Bill Paine - Alabama Supercomputer Authority (2024)

Tyler Carr - Alabama Supercomputer Authority (2022)

Cary Hill - Alabama Supercomputer Authority (2024)

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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).

Ron Leonard (Chair)

Amy Henderson

Renee Marty

Jessica Everingham

Nancy Pack (Chair)

Database Review
Ron Leonard (Chair)

Phill Johnson

A.P. Hoffman

Alex Perry (APLS Representative)

Legislative and Advocacy
Phill Johnson (Chair)

Renee Marty

Nancy Pack (Chair)

Cristin Dillard

Renee Marty

OER Commons
Phill Johnson (Chair)

Renee Marty

Chantae Calhoun

Cristin Dillard

Ronnie Smith

Selection and Licensing
Ron Leonard (Chair)

Phill Johnson

A.P. Hoffman


Cristin Dillard

Chantae Calhoun


Strategic Planning