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WEST Governance

WEST is governed by the Executive Committee which is supported by the Operations and Collections Council. To learn more, please see WEST’s governance documentation.

WEST Executive Committee

WEST is governed by an Executive Committee that oversees its operation and development. The Committee drafts annual budgets for approval by member representatives and also seeks to integrate WEST with print archiving programs elsewhere, nationally and internationally.

  • Michael Levine Clark (2019 Chair, University of Denver) (Term ends 2020)
  • Mimi Calter (Past Chair, Stanford University) (Term ends 2019)
  • Vacant (Archive Holder)
  • John Wenzler (CSU East Bay) (Term ends 2021)
  • Mark Roosa (2019 Vice Chair, Pepperdine University) (Term ends 2021)
  • Jay Starratt (Washington State University) (Term ends 2019)
  • Virginia (Ginny) Steel (UC Los Angeles) (Term ends 2021)
  • Dena Hutto (Reed College) (Term ends 2020)
  • Ivy Anderson (CDL Administrative Host) (ex officio)
  • Alison Wohlers (WEST Program Manager) (nonvoting)
  • Anna Striker (WEST Analyst) (nonvoting)

WEST Operations and Collections Council

WEST’s Operations and Collections Council oversees issues related to holdings disclosure and access/delivery. Furthermore, the Council oversees the process to review and prioritize sets of titles and title nominations for inclusion in the WEST archive.

  • Shari Laster (Arizona State University) (term ends 2019)
  • Tim Strawn (Cal Poly) (term ends 2020)
  • Cathy Martyniak (SRLF) (term ends 2020)
  • Kerry Scott (UCSC) (term ends 2020)
  • Nancy Lorimer (Stanford University) (term ends 2020)
  • Sion Romaine (University of Washington) (term ends 2021)
  • Jack Maness (University of Denver) (term ends 2021)
  • Laura Turner (University of San Diego) (term ends 2021)
  • Molly Strothmann (University of Oklahoma) (term ends 2021)
  • Jill Emery (Portland State University) (term ends 2021)
  • Alison Wohlers (WEST Program Manager) (nonvoting)
  • Anna Striker (WEST Analyst) (nonvoting)


The California Digital Library serves as the Administrative Host for WEST and is responsible for program management and administrative services including:

  • Providing an administrative home and support for the WEST Project Manager and other project staff.
  • Administering WEST financial operations: calculating and collecting fees, processing validation payments to Archive Builders, maintaining auditable accounts, and preparing quarterly income and expense reports.
  • Creating and maintaining WEST website with documentation, lists of participants, policies, etc.

WEST Program Contacts

  • Alison Wohlers (WEST Program Manager & CDL Shared Print Manager)
  • Anna Striker (WEST Collections Analyst & CDL Shared Print Analyst)