The Council advises the Alaska State Library on federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds that are used to develop library services in Alaska.
12 members: 6 members appointed by the Governor; 5 members nominated by the Alaska Library Association; broadly representative of the library profession, library users, and the economically and culturally disadvantaged. At least 1/3 shall represent users; 5 shall be official representatives of the Alaska Library Association, including the immediate past-president of the Alaska Library Association. The State Librarian serves as an ex-officio, nonvoting member. Council elects chair.