Public Policy Committee

Events

  1. Aug 30 2021

    Public Policy Committee Meeting

    Monday, Aug 30, 2021 1:00pm–3:00pm

    Zoom

  2. Oct 4 2021

    Public Policy Committee Meeting

    Monday, Oct 4, 2021 1:00pm–3:00pm

    Zoom

  3. Nov 1 2021

    Public Policy Committee Meeting

    Monday, Nov 1, 2021 1:00pm–3:00pm

    Zoom

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Committee Charge

Provides the association’s focus on legislative matters; recommends studies on projects designed to advance the development of all types of libraries; advocates legislative action which advances library service for all residents of Illinois.


Committee Composition

Composed of twelve voting members, serving three-year, staggered terms. The committee will have a chair and a vice chair. The vice-chair will serve as chair in the year following service as vice-chair. Non-voting ex officio members are the ILA executive director, the director of the Illinois State Library, ILA president, ILA vice president/president-elect, ILA past president, the chair of the ILA Intellectual Freedom Committee, the chairs of the ILA Advocacy Committee, a representative of the school library community (AISLE), a representative of the academic library community (CARLI), a representative of each of the three library systems.


Resources


Committee Reports, Agendas, and Minutes


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  1. Sam Adams-Lanham Sam Adams-Lanham, Chair Community Engagement Librarian at Barrington Area Library

    Chair Term ends 06/30/2022
    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  2. Brian L. Chase Brian L. Chase, Member Normal Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2024

  3. Monica Dombrowski Monica Dombrowski, Member Library Director at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  4. Melissa Gardner Melissa Gardner, Member Palatine Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

  5. Ryan Livergood Ryan Livergood, Member Executive Director at Warren-Newport Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

  6. Rebecca Malinowski Rebecca Malinowski, Member Executive Director at Cooperative Computer Services

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

  7. Daniel Matthews Daniel Matthews, Member Digital Services Librarian at Moraine Valley Community College Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  8. Dee Anna Phares Dee Anna Phares, Member Library Faculty at Northern Illinois University Libraries

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  9. Donna Schaal Donna Schaal, Member Argenta-Oreana Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2024

  10. Kyla Waltermire Kyla Waltermire, Member Executive Director at Mississippi Valley District Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2024

  11. Nikeda Webb Nikeda Webb, Member Head of Youth Services at Matteson Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2024

  12. Catherine Yanikoski Catherine Yanikoski, Member

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

  13. Suzanne Arist Suzanne Arist, Ex officio Wilmette Public Library District

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2022

  14. Derek Blaida Derek Blaida, Ex officio Legislative Consultant at Illinois Library Association

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2025

  15. Deirdre Brennan Deirdre Brennan, Ex officio Director at Reaching Across Illinois Library System

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2025

  16. Elizabeth Clarage Elizabeth Clarage, Ex officio CARLI

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2099

  17. Veronica De Fazio Veronica De Fazio, Ex officio Head of Youth Services at Plainfield Public Library District

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2022

  18. Nanette Donohue Nanette Donohue, Ex officio Collections and Technical Services Manager at Champaign Public Library

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2022

  19. Diane Foote Diane Foote, Ex officio Executive Director at Illinois Library Association

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2025

  20. Jeanne Hamilton Jeanne Hamilton, Ex officio Director at Bloomington Public Library

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2023

  21. Lou Ann Jacobs Lou Ann Jacobs, Ex officio

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2025

  22. Greg McCormick Greg McCormick, Ex officio Director at Illinois State Library

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2025

  23. Patrick Molloy Patrick Molloy, Ex officio Chicago Public Library

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2022

  24. Ellen C. Popit Ellen C. Popit, Ex officio Associate Director at Illinois Heartland Library System

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2025

  25. Magan Szwarek Magan Szwarek, Ex officio Reference Services Director at Schaumburg Township District Library

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2022


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