Public Policy Committee (PPC)

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.

Creating or Changing Illinois State Library Law

Follow PPC's activities and discussions:

Committee Reports, Agendas, and Minutes

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Events

  1. Nov 4 2019

    Public Policy Committee Meeting

    Monday, Nov 4, 2019 10:00am–12:00pm

    Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), 125 Tower Drive, Burr Ridge, IL 60527-5783

  2. Dec 2 2019

    Public Policy Committee Meeting

    Monday, Dec 2, 2019 10:00am–12:00pm

    Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), 125 Tower Drive, Burr Ridge, IL 60527-5783

  3. Jan 6 2020

    Public Policy Committee Meeting

    Monday, Jan 6, 2020 10:00am–12:00pm

    Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), 125 Tower Drive, Burr Ridge, IL 60527-5783

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Committee Composition

Committee consists of twelve voting members, serving three-year, staggered terms, including a chair and a vice-chair. Each incoming ILA president appoints four members, including his/her designated vice-chair, who will serve as chair in the year following service as vice-chair. Nonvoting 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, 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. A vacancy shall be declared for any member who is absent without cause from three regular meetings in the period of one year.


  1. Dennis Danowski Dennis Danowski, Chair Macomb Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2021

  2. Sam Adams-Lanham Sam Adams-Lanham, Member Barrington Area Library

    Term ends 06/30/2022

  3. Marian V. Albers Marian V. Albers, Member Mascoutah Public Library

    Term ends 06/30/2021

  4. Anthony Auston Anthony Auston, Member Director at Wilmette Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  5. Monica Dombrowski Monica Dombrowski, Member Library Director at Sycamore Public Library

    Term ends 06/30/2022

  6. Betsy Mahoney Betsy Mahoney, Member Branch Manager at Six Mile Regional Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2020

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

    Term ends 06/30/2022

  8. Karolyn Nance Karolyn Nance, Member Director at Bartlett Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2021

  9. Kathy Parker Kathy Parker, Member kathyparker consulting

    Term ends 06/30/2021

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

    Term ends 06/30/2022

  11. Scott Pointon Scott Pointon, Member White Oak Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2021

  12. Michael Starasta Michael Starasta, Member Library Director at Mount Hope-Funks Grove Twps Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2020

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

    Term ends 06/30/2025

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

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  15. Anne B. Craig Anne B. Craig, Ex officio Senior Director at CARLI

    Term ends 06/30/2022

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

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  17. Jim Deiters Jim Deiters, Ex officio Director at Oak Lawn Public Library

    Term ends 06/30/2020

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

    Term ends 06/30/2025

  19. Cynthia L. Fuerst Cynthia L. Fuerst, Ex officio Vernon Area Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  20. Lou Ann Jacobs Lou Ann Jacobs, Ex officio

    Term ends 06/30/2020

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

    Term ends 06/30/2025

  22. Paul Mills Paul Mills, Ex officio Fountaindale Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2020

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

    Term ends 06/30/2025

  24. Alex C. Todd Alex C. Todd, Ex officio Executive Director at Prospect Heights Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  25. Molly Beestrum Molly Beestrum, Board liaison Education and Curriculum Coordinator at Northwestern University Libraries

    Term ends 06/30/2020


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