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

Charlotte Ford (Chair) - University of Montevallo (2019)

Ron Leonard - Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (2021)

Phill Johnson - Auburn University at Montgomery (2020)

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Alabama State Department of Education

Susan Zana (Treasurer) - Vestavia City Schools (2020)

Dede Coe - Henry County Board of Education (2019)

Cristin Dillard - Alabama State Department of Education (2021)

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Alabama Community College System

Renee Marty (Secretary) - Wallace State Community College (2019)

Amy Smith - Trenholm Community College (2021)

Vicky Ohlson- Alabama Community College System (2021)

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Alabama Public Library Service

Bryce Thornton - Birmingham Public Library (2019)

Nancy Pack - Alabama Public Library Service (2021)

Rick Freemon - Tuscaloosa Public Library (2019)

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Alabama Supercomputer Authority

LaKesha Chappell - Alabama Supercomputer Authority (2021)

Nichole Gipson - Alabama Supercomputer Authority (2019)

Bill Paine - Alabama Supercomputer Authority (2021)

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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).

Budget
Susan Zana (Chair)
Cristin Dillard
Ron Leonard

Bylaws
Nancy Pack
Vicky Ohlson​
Rick Freemon

Database Review
Phill Johnson (Chair)
Susan Zana
Bryce Thornton
Ron Leonard
Amy Smith
Rick Freemon

Legislative
Phill Johnson
Vicky Ohlson​
Nancy Pack

Nominating
Renee Marty (Co-Chair)
​Phill Johnson (Co-Chair)

OER Commons
Charlotte Ford (Chair)
Phill Johnson
Renee Marty
Vicky Ohlson​
Ron Leonard
Cristin Dillard

Publicity
Cristin Dillard (Chair)
Rick Freemon​
Bryce Thornton
Renee Marty
Dede Coe
Susan Zana

Selection and Licensing
Amy Smith (Chair)
Ron Leonard
Phill Johnson

Training
Dede Coe (Chair)