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State Council on Libraries & Literacy

The State Council on Libraries and Literacy advises and assists the State Library, Archives and Public Records with its statewide library and literacy responsibilities. Membership, as outlined by NRS 380A.041, consists of citizens appointed by the Governor to reflect the diversity of the State as well as ex-officio representatives of state government agencies that share in the advancement of library and literacy goals. 

Joan Dalusung

Joan Dalusung, Chairperson
Public Libraries
Term expires: 06/30/23

Holly Esposito
School Libraries
Term expires: 06/30/23

Margot Chappel

Margot Chappel
Dept. of Health & Human Services

Felipe Ortiz
Dept. of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation

Special Libraries

David Ortlipp

David Ortlipp, Vice Chairperson
Library Trustees
Term expires: 08/13/2023

Nancy Cummings Schmidt

Nancy Cummings-Schmidt, Immediate Past Chairperson
Private Literacy Organizations​
Term expires: 6/30/22

Kim Petersen

Kim Petersen
Dept. of Corrections

Designation pending
Department of Administration


Mike Strom, Secretary
Administrator, Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records

Ian Salzman

Ian Salzman
​Classroom Reading Teacher
Term expires: 10/31/22

Maggie Farrell
Academic Libraries

Term expires: 06/30/23

Karsten Heise

Karsten Heise
​Governor's Office of Economic Development

Persons with Disabilities 


Bryan Allison
Private Sector Employers
renewal pending

Lisa Foley
Member of the Public
Term expires: 03/30/22

Randi Hunewill
Dept. of Education

Labor Organizations​

The Governor believes that all citizens should have direct access to their government and have the right to help shape public policy. The Governor has the privilege and authority to confirm or appoint members to numerous boards and commissions. Most boards and commissions are created by federal law, state legislation, or executive order of the Governor. Each state board has a different role and membership requirements. The membership is outlined in the enabling document and is usually narrowly defined, often including requirements for political or geographic diversity. 

For more information on the process, please visit the Boards and Commissions for the State of Nevada website.


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Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records

100 N. Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89701

Telephone: (775) 684-3313

Library Services

Telephone: (775) 684-3360
Information and Reference: (775) 684-3360
Government Publications: (775) 684-3372
Fax: (775) 684-3330
Ask a Librarian

Library Development

Telephone: (775) 684-3367
Fax: (775) 684-3311

Talking Books

Telephone: (775) 684-3367
Fax: (775) 684-3355


Telephone: (775) 684-3310
Fax: 775) 684-3371
Ask An Archivist

Records Management

Telephone: (775) 684-3411
Fax: (775) 684-3426
Ask State Records

Imaging and Preservation Services

Telephone: (775) 684-3414
Fax: (775) 684-3408