Public Policy Committee

Events

  1. Aug 8 2024

    Public Policy Committee Meeting

    Thursday, Aug 8, 2024 10:00am–12:00pm

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  2. Aug 26 2024

    Public Policy Committee Meeting

    Monday, Aug 26, 2024 10:00am–12:00pm

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  3. Oct 7 2024

    Public Policy Committee Meeting

    Monday, Oct 7, 2024 10:00am–12:00pm

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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.

The PPC chair serves ex officio on the ILA Advocacy Committee.


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


ILA Public Policy Committee Legislative Proposals

The ILA Public Policy Committee is interested in hearing ideas regarding potential legislation from ILA members. To help us understand your concept and make a decision on supporting it, please answer the following questions. Some research may be needed in order to answer some of them; the more complete the information you are able to provide, the easier it will be for PPC to evaluate your proposal. 

Submissions are due August 1. Click here for more information.


Got a suggestion for a legislative matter for PPC's consideration? Contact us using the button below to send a message to the PPC chair and the ILA executive director. We look forward to hearing from you!

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  1. Kyla Waltermire Kyla Waltermire, Chair Executive Director at Mississippi Valley District Library

    Chair Term ends 06/30/2024
    Member Term ends 06/30/2024

  2. Mike Driskell Mike Driskell, Member Arlington Heights Memorial Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2026

  3. Anna Karwowska Anna Karwowska, Member Youth Services Manager at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2026

  4. John Kokoris John Kokoris, Member Marketing and Outreach Manager at Hinsdale Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2024

  5. Laura Long Laura Long, Member Director at Fremont Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2025

  6. Jamie Paicely Jamie Paicely, Member Library Director at Flossmoor Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2025

  7. Tana Petrov Tana Petrov, Member Outreach Services Manager at Fountaindale Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2026

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

    Member Term ends 06/30/2024

  9. Aaron Skog Aaron Skog, Member SWAN Executive Director at System Wide Automated Network (SWAN)

    Member Term ends 06/30/2026

  10. Tom Stagg Tom Stagg, Member Treasurer at Alpha Park Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2026

  11. Nikeda Webb Nikeda Webb, Member Library Director at Matteson Area Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2024

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

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2025

  13. Amy Byers Amy Byers, Ex officio Director at Chatham Area Public Library District

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2026

  14. Anne B. Craig Anne B. Craig, Ex officio Senior Director at Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI)

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2024

  15. Gail Graziani Gail Graziani, Ex officio Head of Resource Services at Indian Prairie Public Library District

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2024

  16. Monica Harris Monica Harris, Ex officio Executive Director at Reaching Across Illinois Library System

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2025

  17. Lou Ann Jacobs Lou Ann Jacobs, Ex officio

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2025

  18. Heather Jagman Heather Jagman, Ex officio Librarian at DePaul University Library

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2024

  19. Ryan Johnson Ryan Johnson, Ex officio Library Director at O'Fallon Public Library

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2025

  20. Elizabeth Lynch Elizabeth Lynch, Ex officio Head of Teen Services at Addison Public Library

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2025

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

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2025

  22. Amanda McKay Amanda McKay, Ex officio Effingham Public Library

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2025

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

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2025

  24. Cyndi Robinson Cyndi Robinson, Ex officio Executive Director at Illinois Library Association

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2025


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