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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.