A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Public Notice today announced the reappointment of Anne Campbell as library representative to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) Board of Directors. Ms. Campbell will retain her position of Chair of the Schools and Libraries Committee and in her position of Chair will continue to serve on the Executive Board of USAC.
ALA endorsed Ms. Campbell in response to the FCC’s call for nominations to fill terms that expired December 31, 2010. Ms. Campbell has served as USAC Board member since 2002 and has been Chair of the Schools and Libraries Committee since 2005. During her tenure, Ms. Campbell developed the knowledge and experience necessary to represent the needs of libraries and to successfully oversee administration of the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism (E-Rate program). ALA is confident that Ms. Campbell will continue to be a strong Board representative for libraries that are eligible to receive discounts.
Ms. Campbell has long been a strong advocate for the library community as National City Public Library director for ten years and as a library consultant providing services related to developing library services for diverse communities. ALA is most appreciative of Ms. Campbell’s continued commitment to the library community and our issues.
Ms. Campbell said she is honored to represent libraries on the Universal Service Administrative Company Board of Directors.
“As Chair of the Schools and Libraries Committee, I recognize the importance of E-Rate funding in connecting libraries to advanced telecommunications services,” she said.
“At a time that Americans rely on public libraries for access to digital resources, unfortunately state and local governments are cutting library funding and E-Rate becomes more significant as a funding source for these services. I look forward to working collaboratively with the FCC and ALA to continue to improve the E-Rate program, ensuring that libraries are successful beneficiaries of the program.”
USAC is an independent, not-for-profit corporation designated by the FCC to administer the Universal Service Fund (USF) programs, including the Schools and Libraries Program which houses the E-rate program.