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 

Co-Chairs: Hope Dunbar and Alison Farinacci

Committee Members

Jonathan Coe
Niagara University
Lewiston Road
Niagara University, NY 14109
Phone: (716) 286-8000
Term: July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2022

Sandra Courtney
Central Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-858-8900
Term: July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2024

Kate Cunningham
University at Buffalo
420A Lockwood Library
North Campus, Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: (716) 645-8627
Term: July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2022

Hope Dunbar
SUNY Buffalo State
E.H. Butler Library
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6314
Term: July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2024

Alison Farinacci
Buffalo Academy of Visual & Performing Arts
450 Masten Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
Phone: (816) 421-8___
Term: July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2022

Ken Fujiuchi

Phone: (716) 878-6312
Term: July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2024

Ryan Grimmer
SUNY Erie- North Campus
6205 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 851-1273
Term: July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2022

Christina Hilburger
The State University of New York at Fredonia
280 Central Avenue
Fredonia, NY 14063
Phone: (716) 673-3181
Term: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023

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

Michelle La Voie
Olean Public Library
134 N Second Street
Olean, NY 14760-2583
Phone: (716) 372-0200
Term: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023

Keri Thomas-Whiteside
SUNY Erie- North Campus
6205 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 851-1273
Term: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023

Ann Marie Vandercher
East High School Campus
820 Northampton Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
Phone: (816) 451-0___
Term: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023

Lucy Waite
Villa Maria College
240 Pine Ridge Road
Buffalo, NY 14225-3999
Phone: (716) 896-0700
Term: July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2024