Regional Advisory Committee (RAC)

Committee Charge:

  • To assess and recommend regional automation endeavors in the annual RBDB application in light of the state's automation strategic and operational plans (Libraries and Technology, Technology and Access: The Electronic Doorway) and the region's five-year regional automation plan.
  • To recommend and plan regional workshops on library automation and new technologies.
  • To communicate with other Council committees on issues of library automation.

Committee charge reaffirmed by the WNYLRC Board of Trustees on January 26, 2001.


Regional Advisory Committee LibGuide 

Committee Members

Anne Bouvier
University at Buffalo, State University of NY (LL)
John Lord O'Brian Hall
Amherst Campus
Amherst, NY 14260
Phone: (716) 645-2089
Term: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021

Jonathan Coe
Niagara University
Lewiston Road
Niagara University, NY 14109
Phone: (716) 286-8000
Term: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019

Hope Dunbar
SUNY Buffalo State
E.H. Butler Library
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6314
Term: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021

Ryan Grimmer
Erie Community College North Campus
6205 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 851-1273
Term: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019

Sheryl Knab
Western New York Library Resources Council
Airport Commerce Park East
4950 Genesee Street
Suite 170
Buffalo, NY 14225
Phone: (716) 633-0705

Carol Kowalik-Happy
Olean Public Library
134 N Second Street
Olean, NY 14760-2583
Phone: (716) 372-0200
Term: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019

Michelle La Voie
Olean Public Library
134 N Second Street
Olean, NY 14760-2583
Phone: (716) 372-0200
Term: July 1, 2017 - June 23, 2020

Kathryn Leacock
Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14211
Phone: (716) 896-5200
Term: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021

Angela Pierpaoli
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203-1887
Phone: (716) 858-8900
Term: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020

Joshua Rakower
Trocaire College
360 Choate Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14220-2094
Phone: (716) 827-2436
Term: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021

Joe Riggie
SUNY Buffalo State
E.H. Butler Library
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6314
Term: July 30, 2016 - June 30, 2019

Keri Thomas-Whiteside
Erie Community College City Campus
121 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 851-1076
Term: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020

ANN MARIE VANDERCHER
Bennett High School
2885 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 816-4250
Term: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019

Lucy Waite
Villa Maria College
240 Pine Ridge Road
Buffalo, NY 14225-3999
Phone: (716) 896-0700
Term: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019

Britt White
Nichols School
1250 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14216-3698
Phone: 875-8212
Term: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020