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COVID Closure: Due to the Governor’s instructions issued 11/12/2020, both the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff building (APK) in Juneau and the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka are closed to the public through December 5th. Staff will continue to serve the public by e-mail and phones. Watch this space for updates.

Governor's Advisory Council on Libraries

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.

View all the members of the Council (Governor's website).

Interested in being a part of the Council? Apply for a board appointment (appointed by Governor).

Upcoming Agenda: March 24, 2020

Join (audioconference)

  • Tuesday, March 24, 3 - 4:45 PM
  • Dial: (800) 315-6338
  • Participant PIN: 48660#

Agenda

  1. Call to order, introductions, and announcements (Tracy)
  2. Choose Meeting Moderator (Tracy)
  3. Agenda review, changes, and additions (Moderator)
  4. Approve minutes of April 9, 2019 meeting (Moderator)
  5. Public comment (3 minutes each, Moderator)
  6. GAC Mailing List (Tracy)
  7. News from IMLS and Alaska (Patience)
  8. Review of FY2020 grants awarded (Tracy)
  9. Trends, needs, and “advisory” from YOUR perspective (ALL)
  10. Adjournment (Moderator)

Posted February 26, 2020.