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Governor's Advisory Council on Library Development

The Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) for 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 and the Commonwealth’s library program.
 
It is an innovative council that must leverage their extensive knowledge and understanding of library services, library patrons, library personnel, library policy, and Pennsylvania politics to design and effectively advocate for solutions that serve their constituents.