Field Council Committee


1. The LRA Field Council shall serve as an advisory council to the LRA President and Board of Directors regarding the work of the Literacy Research Association.

2. Every year the Field Council Representatives in each state/province/country should contact faculty at colleges and universities within their assigned areas to encourage the acquisition, renewal, or maintenance of subscriptions to the LRA Yearbook and the Journal of Literacy Research.

3. Field Council members are encouraged to arrange co-sponsored meetings at state and regional meetings of other literacy organizations with the understanding that LRA does not guarantee program slots at the annual LRA meeting for co-sponsoring organizations. Co-sponsoring organizations are invited to submit program proposals for consideration under the regulations of the LRA Call for Proposals.

Field Council Chair

Dana Robertson (2017 - 2020)
University of Wyoming

The LRA Field Council is managed by two Regional Co-Chairs per U.S. Census Region (Northeast, Midwest, South, and West) as well as two International Co-Chairs

Regional/International Co-Chairs:

South Regional Co-Chair: Stephanie Lemley (2016 - 2019), Mississippi State

South Regional Co-Chair: Robin Jocius (2016 - 2019), The Citadel

Northeast Regional Co-Chair: Valerie Shinas (2017 - 2020), Lesley University   

Northeast Regional Co-Chair: Hannah Dostal (2017 - 2020), University of Connecticut

Midwest Regional Co-Chair: Debra Peterson (2017 - 2020), University of Minnesota

Midwest Regional Co-Chair: Alice Lee (2017 - 2020), Illinois State University

West Region Co-Chair: Margaret Vaughn (2017 - 2020), University of Idaho

West Region Co-Chair: Audrey Lucero (2017 - 2020), University of Oregon

International Co-Chair: Marianne McTavish (2017 - 2020), University of British Columbia

International Co-Chair: Fiona Maine (2017 - 2020), Universidad of Cambridge

Forms (download by clicking on type desired):

A. Letter/template sent by State/Province/Country representatives to colleagues at colleges/universities in area of responsibility to encourage them to have their library subscribe to LRA publications. PDF version or Microsoft Word version.

B. Form/template from faculty member to library to request subscriptions to LRA publications. PDF version or Microsoft Word version.

C. LRA Yearbook Order Form.