(15 ILCS 320/5) (from Ch. 128, par. 105)
    Sec. 5. State Library Advisory Committee. There is hereby created an Advisory Library Committee whose duty it shall be to make recommendations concerning the policies, services, and management of the State Library. The Advisory Committee shall additionally advise the State Library in the development of State and federal library plans; provide input in addressing policies, issues, and activities for library development and cooperation among different types of libraries; make recommendations concerning the evaluation of statewide services; and address the use of technology to expand access to information for the State's citizens.
    The Committee shall consist of 20 persons appointed by the State Librarian. The appointments shall consist of the following:
    13 Library professionals broadly representative of Illinois libraries (including academic, public, school, and special libraries), library systems and other consortia; and
    7 citizens.
    Additional persons may be made ex officio members of the Committee, but without voting powers.
    The Director of the State Library shall serve as Secretary of the Committee but may vote only to break tie votes.
    The Advisory Committee shall elect its own chairman and vice chairman and committee members shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for expenses incurred as members of the committee.
    Each committee member shall serve for a term of 3 years, or until his or her successor is appointed, and the State Librarian may stagger the terms. No person shall serve for more than 2 consecutive 3-year terms.
(Source: P.A. 91-507, eff. 8-13-99.)