In February, the American Library Association (ALA) passed a resolution reaffirming support of the eRate and establishing a presidentially-appointed ALA task force to work with the SLD on eRate issues.

Not to be confused with the Year Three Task Force, the ALA’s eRate Task Force will be staffed by the organization’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and will work closely with the Committee on Legislation and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) to ensure that ALA’s interests continue to be served by the eRate.

ALA President Ann Symons has appointed the following individuals to the ALA’s eRate Task Force:

• Nancy Bolt, deputy state librarian, Colorado State Library (Chair)

• Jose Aponte, library director, Oceanside Public Library, Calif.

• James B. Casey, director, Oak Lawn Public Library, Ill.

• Pamela B. Chesky, supervisor, Media Center Strategic Planning,

Woodbridge Township School District, N.J.

• Charles Ray Ewick, director, Indiana State Library

• Mark W. Flynn, library consultant, State Library of Florida

• Richard R. Greenfield, technology coordinator, Alaska State Library

• Wayne M. Hay, application technology specialist, Westchester Library System, N.Y.

• J. Gary Nichols, state librarian, Maine State Library

• John Noran, Colorado State Library

• Charles Estes Parker, consultant, State Library of Florida

• Barbara G. Smith, chief library tech operations, Montgomery County Public

Libraries, Md.

• John A Wening, program director, University of Missouri