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

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

    Chair Term ends 06/30/2021
    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

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

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

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

    Member Term ends 06/30/2021

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

    Member Term ends 06/30/2021

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

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

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

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

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

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

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

    Member Term ends 06/30/2021

  9. Kathy Parker Kathy Parker, Member kathyparker consulting

    Member Term ends 06/30/2021

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

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

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

    Member Term ends 06/30/2021

  12. Catherine Yanikoski Adamowski Catherine Yanikoski Adamowski, Member Deputy Director at Joliet Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

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

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2021

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

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2025

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

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2025

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

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2023

  19. Lou Ann Jacobs Lou Ann Jacobs, Ex officio

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2025

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

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2025

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

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2022

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

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2025

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

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2022

  24. Leigh Anne Wilson Leigh Anne Wilson, Ex officio Librarian at Carol Stream Public Library

    Ex officio Term ends 06/30/2021

  25. Veronica De Fazio Veronica De Fazio, Board liaison Head of Youth Services at Plainfield Public Library District

    Board liaison Term ends 06/30/2021


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