the Governor's Advisory Council on Library Development (GAC)
The Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) on Library
Development is established in the Public Library Code and consists of 12
members that are appointed by the Governor. In order to represent the
community, three members are trustees of local libraries, six professional
librarians, and three laypeople. The GAC is responsible for offering advice and
recommendations to the Governor, the Secretary of Education and the State
Librarian in areas relating to general policies and operations of the State
Library of Pennsylvania and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries' programs.
It is an innovative council that must leverage their
extensive knowledge and understanding of library services, library patrons,
library personnel, library policy, and Pennsylvania communities to design and
effectively advocate for solutions that serve their constituents.