The advocacy committee focuses on implementation of the legislative agenda as recommended by the Public Policy Committee (PPC) and approved by the ILA Executive Board; develops an annual advocacy plan in conjunction with PPC and the Executive Board; identifies advocacy best practices and implements them as appropriate; builds partnerships with organizations that have similar views; is responsible for advocacy education of ILA members; develops educational materials and programs to improve ILA members’ advocacy skills. Committee consists of twelve voting members, representing all types of libraries and public library trustees, serving three-year, staggered terms. Each incoming ILA president shall appoint four members, including his/her designated Advocacy Committee chair. Nonvoting ex officio members are the ILA executive director, the director of the Illinois State Library, ILA president, ILA vice president/president-elect, and the chair of PPC.
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Amy Falasz-Peterson (term on committee 2014-2017)
Marian V. Albers 2012-2015
Betsy Adamowski, ILA Vice President/ President-Elect