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, by Robert P. Doyle


Events

  1. Jan 7 2019

    Public Policy Committee Meeting

    Monday, Jan 7, 2019 10:00am–12:00pm

    Reaching Across Illinois Library System in person; remote participation via PolyCom at ILA, ISL, IHLS Carbondale, IHLS Edwardsville, and IHLS Champaign, 125 Tower Dr., Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

  2. Feb 6 2019

    Public Policy Committee Meeting

    Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 10:00am–3:00pm

    Reaching Across Illinois Library System in person; remote participation via PolyCom at ILA, ISL, IHLS Carbondale, IHLS Edwardsville, and IHLS Champaign, 125 Tower Dr., Burr Ridge, IL 60527

  3. Mar 4 2019

    Public Policy Committee Meeting

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

    Reaching Across Illinois Library System in person; remote participation via PolyCom at ILA, ISL, IHLS Carbondale, IHLS Edwardsville, and IHLS Champaign, 125 Tower Dr., Burr Ridge, IL 60527

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Committee Reports


Committee Composition

Committee consists of twelve voting members, serving three-year, staggered terms. Each incoming ILA president appoints four members, including his/her designated Public Policy 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, ILA past president, the chair of the ILA Intellectual Freedom Committee, the Federal Library Legislative and Advocacy Network coordinator, and a representative of the school library community (AISLE), a representative of the academic library community (CARLI), a representative of the library systems community. A vacancy shall be declared for any member who is absent without cause from three regular meetings in the period of one year.


  1. Scott Davis Scott Davis, Chair Fremont Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2019

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

    Term ends 06/30/2021

  3. Jeremy Andrykowski Jeremy Andrykowski, Member Business Development Manager at Unique Integrated Communications

    Term ends 06/30/2019

  4. Anthony Auston Anthony Auston, Member Assistant Director at Mount Prospect Public Library

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  5. Katherine Berggren Katherine Berggren, Member Matteson Area Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2019

  6. Amy Crump Amy Crump, Member Administrative Librarian at Homewood Public Library

    Term ends 06/30/2019

  7. Dennis Danowski Dennis Danowski, Member Macomb Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2021

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

    Term ends 06/30/2020

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

    Term ends 06/30/2021

  10. Kathy Parker Kathy Parker, Member Flossmoor Public Library

    Term ends 06/30/2021

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

    Term ends 06/30/2021

  12. Molly Beestrum Molly Beestrum, Ex officio Education and Curriculum Coordinator at Northwestern University Libraries

    Term ends 06/30/2021

  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 06/30/2019

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

    Term ends 06/30/2019

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

    Term ends 06/30/2025

  17. Melissa Gardner Melissa Gardner, Ex officio Palatine Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2019

  18. Kristine Hammerstrand Kristine Hammerstrand, Ex officio CARLI

    Term ends 06/30/2019

  19. Lou Ann Jacobs Lou Ann Jacobs, Ex officio

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  20. Greg McCormick Greg McCormick, Ex officio Deputy Director at Illinois State Library

    Term ends 06/30/2025

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

    Term ends 06/30/2019

  22. Ellen C. Popit Ellen C. Popit, Ex officio Illinois Heartland Library System

    Term ends 06/30/2025

  23. Alexander C. Todd Alexander C. Todd, Ex officio Executive Director at Prospect Heights Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2019

  24. Cynthia L. Fuerst Cynthia L. Fuerst, Board liaison Vernon Area Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2019


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