ARSL Regional Focus Groups

Each of our four ARSL Regional Focus Groups works with their respective Regional Board Representative to identify key issues and opportunities of regional significance for small and rural libraries. Their findings are then passed on to the relevant ARSL Committee to be put into action! Some examples of potential Focus Group areas of investigation are listed below, though the lists are not comprehensive.

Regional Focus Groups meet at least bimonthly, with email communication conducted between meetings. If you are interested in joining your region's Focus Group, email the ARSL Office at [email protected].

Opportunities

  • Region-specific grants
  • Continuing education partners
  • Outreach & community engagement strategies

Issues & Calls to Action

  • Legislative advocacy opportunities
  • Futureproofing libraries
  • Ongoing support & needs assessment

Northeast RFG

 

Southern RFG

 

Midwest RFG

 

Western RFG

NE Regional Representative

Amy Stone, ME

 

S Regional Representative

Phillip Carter, MS

 

MW Regional Representative

Tyler Hahn, IA

 

W Regional Representative

Krist Obrist, OR

Focus Group Members

 

Focus Group Members

 

Focus Group Members

 

Focus Group Members

  • Circe McKenney, NY
  • Claire Williams, PA
  • Christine Johnson, CT
  • Julie Styles, CT
  • Lea Chisum, PA
  • Rebecca Finberg, PA
 
  • Anne Reever Osborne, TN
  • David Scott, MS
  • DeAnna Dillon, AR
  • Erika Needham, OK
  • Janine Miller, AR
  • Jennifer Eason, FL
  • Jennifer Golston, VA
  • Kathy Atchley, OK
  • Laura McWilliams, KY
  • Lisa Thompson, VA
  • Patti Lehman, OK
  • Sarah Crisler-Ruskey, MS
  • Sheila Killebrew, NC
 
  • Aimee Adams, OH
  • Emilie Braunel, WI
  • Gloria Fordyce, MO
  • Heather Gaines, IL
  • Jennifer Garden, IL
  • Jessy Morriss, IA
  • Kelley Nordberg, KS
  • Lara Lanphear, NE
  • Mary Soucie, ND
  • Merideth Johnson, MO
  • Michelle Andersen, IA
  • Paulina Poplawska, MI
  • Shayne Phillips, IL
  • Wendy Moulton, KS
 
  • Carrie Bushman, OR
  • Clay Ritter, ID
  • C.L. Quillen, NV
  • Jessica Anderson, NV
  • Mandy Walters, WA
  • Meghan Sullivan, WA
  • Sarah Jones, NM