Advisory Committee

Purpose Statement

The ESDN Advisory Committee (AC) is responsible for providing advice and recommendations to ESDN (via METRO) on matters of concern and interest to the AC, its members, and the ESDN and DPLA in general. Advice and recommendations may center on policy-level matters pertaining to the ESDN’s strategic direction, technology, content infrastructure, partnerships, program development, administration, or other matters relevant to the network or its users, staff, and stakeholders. The AC also serves an advocacy and community-building role; speaking in support of ESDN and DPLA to potential partners throughout New York. Talking points or equivalent documents may be distributed at regular intervals for people who do wish to speak on behalf of the ESDN and DPLA in various situations.


Staff Liaison: Kerri Willette, ESDN Manager

W. Mark Colvson, Dean, Sojourner Truth Library, SUNY New Paltz

Liza Duncan, Principal Librarian Technical Services And Systems, New York State Library

John Hammond, Executive Director, Northern New York Library Network, NY 3Rs Association, Inc.

James Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University

Josh Hadro, Deputy Director, Digital Library and Labs, New York Public Library

Kathleen Roe, Director of Archives and Records Management Operations, New York State Archives

Polly Thistlethwaite, Chief Librarian, CUNY Graduate Center

Recent Meetings

February 9, 2016
In-person meeting, hosted at NY State Archives, Albany

September 18, 2015
Virtual meeting, conference call

May 27, 2015
Virtual meeting, conference call

January 22, 2015
Virtual meeting, conference call

Complete list of meeting minutes available on the Documentation page.