Advisors & Ad Hoc Committees

Advisors are appointed by the WLA Executive Board and serve two-year terms, with half expiring each year.

Ad hoc committees are appointed by the president or advisors as needed to accomplish a specific task and serve until that task is completed. The chair of each ad hoc committee submits a report in writing to the president by a date specified by the president, who is responsible for summarizing and communicating these reports to the association membership.

Advisors (2020-2021)

Book Awards Advisor
Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library, (307) 777-3642

The advisor works with the three book award committees to create a successful awards program. The advisor appoints new members to the book award committees when needed.

Communications Advisor
Elizabeth Thorson, Laramie County Library System, (307) 773-7230

The advisor assists in disseminating information regarding WLA programs and activities, in developing and releasing library advocacy material, and in establishing an effective public "voice" for the association. The advisor reviews and edits all WLA graphical or published materials prior to dissemination to ensure the professional quality of all materials, and serves ex-officio on the Executive Board and the Conference Committee.

Constitution and Bylaws Advisor
Deborah McCarthy, University of Wyoming Coe Library, (307) 766-4228

The advisor makes recommendations for revisions to the constitution and bylaws.

Financial Auditing Advisor
Karen Kitchens, Wyoming State Library, (307) 777-7281

The advisor audits the financial records of the association using the Agreed Upon Procedures check list for each fiscal year. The advisor presents a final report at the February meeting of the Executive Board and recommends a professional audit of the financial records of the association as needed (at least every five years).

Intellectual Freedom Advisor
Janice Grover-Roosa, Western Wyoming Community College Hay Library, (307) 382-1701

The Intellectual Freedom Advisor is the ALA Councilor, and provides services to association members and all Wyoming libraries on questions of intellectual freedom. 

Nominations and Elections Advisors
Kate Mutch, Natrona County Public Library, (307) 237-4935 ext. 111

The advisors form and chair an ad hoc committee for finding candidates for association offices and for conducting elections in accordance with the association’s bylaws.

Wyoming Library Leadership Institute Advisor
Jacque Strike
, Sublette County Library, Pinedale Library, (307) 367-4114

The advisor coordinates all aspects of the Wyoming Library Leadership Institute and serves as a member of the Executive Board.

Ad Hoc Bylaws Committee (2018-2020)

Chair Deborah McCarthy

University of Wyoming Coe Library

(307) 766-4228

Anna Street

Campbell County Public Library System

(307) 687-9201

Abby Beaver

Wyoming State Library

(307) 777-5913

Kate Mutch

Natrona County Public Library

(307) 237-4935 ext. 111


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