In 2018, the American Archive of Public Broadcasting established three advisory committees to help guide and direct the AAPB in the areas of education, scholarly, and station services and outreach. The committees and their members are listed below.

Education Advisory Committee (EduAC)

Purpose and Mission

The AAPB EduAC is a group of individuals working in education who are passionate about public media and its long-term preservation and access. The purpose of the EduAC is to guide and assist the AAPB with regard to outreach and use of the AAPB, particularly within k-12 and community college environments.

The EduAC provides guidance to the Project Team in the following ways:
- Provide advice and recommendations for online educational tools
- Collaborate on developing ways to engage with students K-12
- Discuss how we can better support educators; K-12
- Provide website feedback for K-12 use
- Assist in outreach to their networks and communities (other educators, students, school librarians, and leaders) and beyond

Current Education Advisory Committee Members

Franky Abbott
Curation and Education Strategist, Digital Public Library of America

Tom Bober (EduAC Co-Chair)
School Librarian, School District of Clayton, MO

Joel Breakstone
Director, Stanford History Education Group

Kerry Dunne
6-12 History & Social Studies Department Head, Weston Public Schools, MA

June Fox
General Manager, C89.5 / KNHC Public Radio

Justin Jakovac
Executive Director, National Council for History Education

Sherry Levitt
Director, Teaching with Primary Sources

Lawrence M. Paska
Executive Director, National Council for the Social Studies

Joseph Phelan
Program Specialist, National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Education Programs

Lee Ann Potter (EduAC Co-Chair)
Director of Educational Outreach, Library of Congress

Nate Sleeter
Digital Teaching and Learning Specialist, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, VA

Ted Sicker
Executive Producer, Education, WGBH

Cynthia Szwajkowski
Assistant Director, Teaching with Primary Sources


Scholar Advisory Committee (SAC)

Purpose and Mission

The AAPB SAC is a group of scholars who are passionate about public media and its long-term preservation and access. The purpose of the SAC is to guide and assist the AAPB with regard to outreach and use of the AAPB, particularly within higher education and scholarly communities.

The SAC provides guidance to the Project Team in the following ways:
- Collaborate on developing ways to engage with scholars and students
- Discuss how AAPB can better support scholars
- Provide website feedback on usability and accessibility
- Provide advice and recommendations on collections significant for preservation
- Assist in outreach to their networks and communities (other scholars, undergraduate and graduate students) and beyond

Current Scholar Advisory Committee Members

Robert K. Avery
Emeritus Professor of Communication, University of Utah

Mark Garrett Cooper
Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, University of South Carolina

Scot French
Associate Professor of Digital & Public History, University of Central Florida

Peter B. Kaufman
Research Affiliate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Office of Digital Learning; Executive Producer, Intelligent Television

Dimitrios Latsis
Assistant Professor, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

Jeffrey McLurkin
Chief of Staff and Professor of History and American Studies, University of Mary Washington, VA

Trevor Muñoz
Interim Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH); Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research, University Libraries, University of Maryland

Ingrid Ockert (SAC Co-Chair)
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Philadelphia Science History Institute

Kathryn Ostrofsky
Instructor, Department of History, Angelo State University, TX

Allison Perlman (Co-Chair)
Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies and History, University of California, Irvine

Dana Polan
Professor of Cinema Studies, New York University

Bernard F. Reilly
President, Center for Research Libraries

Steven V. Roberts
J.B. and M.C. Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs, School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University, D.C.

Roger C. Schonfeld
Director, Libraries and Scholarly Communication Program, Ithaka S+R, NY

Sonja Williams
Professor, Department of Media, Journalism and Film, Howard University, D.C.


Stations and Producers Advisory Committee (SPAC)

Purpose and Mission

The AAPB SPAC will be a group of individuals working in the public media community who are passionate about the long-term preservation and access of historic public broadcasting. The purpose of the SPAC is to guide and assist the AAPB with outreach within public media communities, especially with regard to preserving and making public media content more accessible.

The SPAC provides guidance to the Project Team in the following ways:
- Gather input on how the AAPB can support stations and producers of public broadcasting with preserving and making public media more accessible
- Help develop ideas on what types of services we can offer
- Address the needs of stations in regard to archiving
- Provide advice and recommendations on significant collections for preservation
- Collaborate on developing ways to engage with various user groups
- Provide website feedback
- Assist in outreach to their networks and communities (other public media
organizations, producers and leaders) and beyond

Current Stations and Producers Advisory Committee Members

Ernesto Aguilar (SPAC Co-Chair)
Membership Program Director, National Federation of Community Broadcasters

Joanne Archer
Head of Access and Outreach Services, University of Maryland

Katie Basile
Multimedia Director/Producer, KYUK

Leslie Bourgeois (SPAC Co-Chair)
Archivist, Louisiana Public Broadcasting

Jack Brighton
Archivist/Developer, Illinois Public Media

Robert Chehoski
Manager, Media Management and Archives, KQED

Roy Clem
Executive Director, Alabama Public Television

Kevin Crane
President and CEO, Nashville Public Television

Maureen Harlow
Senior Digital Librarian, PBS

Julie Rogers
Public Historian, NPR’s Research, Archives, and Data Strategy Team

Laura Sampson
Board Trustee for National Friends of Public Broadcasting (NFPB); Founder and Board Member of Station’s Archived Memories (SAM), Rocky Mountain Public Media

Winter Shanck
Archivist, Thirteen/WNET

Alana Stone
Project Coordinator, Vision Maker Media

Ann Wilkens
Archivist, Wisconsin Public Television