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. Dec 4 2017

    Public Policy Committee meeting

    Monday, Dec 4, 2017 10:00am–12:00pm

    Illinois Heartland Library System (Edwardsville and Carbondale), Illinois State Library (Springfield), Reaching Across Illinois Library System (Burr Ridge), and Vernon Area Public Library District via videoconferencing and conference call.

  2. Jan 8 2018

    Public Policy Committee meeting

    Monday, Jan 8, 2018 10:00am–12:00pm

    Illinois Heartland Library System (Edwardsville and Carbondale), Illinois State Library (Springfield), Reaching Across Illinois Library System (Burr Ridge), and Vernon Area Public Library District via videoconferencing and conference call.

  3. Feb 5 2018

    Public Policy Committee meeting

    Monday, Feb 5, 2018 10:00am–12:00pm

    Illinois Heartland Library System (Edwardsville and Carbondale), Illinois State Library (Springfield), Reaching Across Illinois Library System (Burr Ridge), and Vernon Area Public Library District via videoconferencing and conference call.

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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 (ISLMA), 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 Pointon Scott Pointon, Chair, Member White Oak Library District
  2. Marian V. Albers Marian V. Albers, Member Mascoutah Public Library
  3. Jeremy Andrykowski Jeremy Andrykowski, Member
  4. Anthony Auston Anthony Auston, Member Assistant Director at Mount Prospect Public Library
  5. Katherine Berggren Katherine Berggren, Member Matteson Area Public Library District
  6. Amy Crump Amy Crump, Member Administrative Librarian at Homewood Public Library
  7. Dennis Danowski Dennis Danowski, Member Macomb Public Library District
  8. Scott Davis Scott Davis, Member Fremont Public Library District
  9. Betsy Mahoney Betsy Mahoney, Member Branch Manager at Six Mile Regional Library District
  10. Mary Muehlenbein Petro Mary Muehlenbein Petro, Member Director at North Suburban Public Library District
  11. Leora Siegel Leora Siegel, Member Library Director at Chicago Botanic Garden
  12. Mike Starasta Mike Starasta, Member Mount Hope-Funks Grove Twps Public Library District
  13. Rose M. Barnes Rose M. Barnes, Ex officio Adult and Teen Services Librarian at Oak Park Public Library
  14. Deirdre Brennan Deirdre Brennan, Ex officio Director at Reaching Across Illinois Library System
  15. Celeste Choate Celeste Choate, Ex officio Executive Director at Urbana Free Library
  16. Cynthia L. Fuerst Cynthia L. Fuerst, Ex officio Vernon Area Public Library District
  17. Melissa Gardner Melissa Gardner, Ex officio Palatine Public Library District
  18. Kristine Hammerstrand Kristine Hammerstrand, Ex officio CARLI
  19. Lou Ann Jacobs Lou Ann Jacobs, Ex officio
  20. Pattie Piotrowski Pattie Piotrowski, Ex officio University Librarian, Dean of Library Instructional Services at University of Illinois at Springfield
  21. Denise Raleigh Denise Raleigh, Ex officio Division Chief, Public Relations & Development at Gail Borden Public Library District
  22. Tracy Ruppman Tracy Ruppman, Ex officio Reference/Instruction Librarian & Liaison for the School of Education at Loyola University of Chicago

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