Iowa Library Advisory Panel

The State Library Advisory Panel works with Iowa libraries of all types and all sizes to make library service in Iowa the best it can be. It advises and recommends evidence-based best practices, assists the Iowa Commission of Libraries and the State Library in determining service priorities, articulates the needs and interests of Iowa librarians, and shares research and professional development information. The panel is made up of Iowa libraries of all types. Member terms are for four years with the potential for reappointment for three successive terms.

The Advisory Panel meets two to three times each year. The State Library relies on panel members to gather feedback from their areas and bring it to the meetings for discussion. Members are encouraged to attend in-person, but can attend electronically, if necessary.

Current Membership

Below is a list of current members of the State Library Advisory Panel.

First Last Organization Library Type
Becky Bilby Sioux Center Public Library E Size
Dan Chibnall Iowa Library Association President Ex-Officio
Sarah Clendineng Fort Madison Public Library F Size
Ann Coulter (Chair) Southwestern Community College Library Academic- Community College
Cindy Davis Spirit Lake Public Library D Size
Carrie Falk Shenandoah Public Library E Size
Jan Grandgeorge Eagle Grove Public Library D Size
Greta Grond Northwestern College Academic- Private
Victor Lieberman Northeast Iowa Community College Academic- Community College
Sandy Long Whittemore Public Library B Size
Shari Minnehan Churdan Public Library A Size
Glenda Mulder Laurens Public Library C Size
Lorrie Pellack Parks Library, Iowa State University Academic- Regent
Ellen Petty Garner Public Library D Size
Melia Tatman Cedar Rapids Public Library H Size
Susan Schrader Heartland Area Education Agency Ex-Officio
Rod Henshaw Cowles Library, Drake University Academic- Private
Dee Schrodt Alexander Public Library A Size
Ben Johnson Council Bluffs Public Library H Size
Rebecca Bock Winterset Community Schools School
Dianna Geers Grant Wood Area Education Agency School
Sue Mannix Bettendorf Public Library G Size
Jessie Wheeler Exira Public Library B Size
Alison Ames Galstad Coralville Public Library F Size
Sarah Sellon Ely Public Library C Size

























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Advisory Panel Member List