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LIBRARIES ADVISORYBoard: Advisory Council on Libraries
Board identification number: 057
Department: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT
Authority: PL 104-208 Sec. 251
Requirements: No Legislative Confirmation or Financial Disclosure required
Term: 3 years
Description: The council consists of 12 members: 6 members appointed by Governor and 5 members nominated by the Alaska Library Association, including the immediate past-president. Members shall be broadly representative of the library profession, library users, and the economically and culturally disadvantaged. At least 1/3 shall represent users. The State Librarian serves as an ex officio, nonvoting member.
Function: The council advises the Alaska State Library on the federal Library Services and Technology Act and develops and evaluates library services in Alaska.
Chair: Council selects.
Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem. No additional compensation.
Meetings: 1 official meeting (generally in the spring at the same same time as the Ak Library Assoc. Annual Conference) and generally 2-3 teleconferences per year; usually 4 days maximum annually.
For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Ms. Linda Thibideau
DOEED, P.O. Box 110571, M/S 0571
Juneau, AK 99811-0571
Phone: (907) 465-2911, FAX: (907) 465-2151