Attorney Phil Lenzini Named Illinois Library Luminary

Phil Lenzini is an attorney at law based in Peoria and represents more than 200 public libraries throughout the state of Illinois. A longtime champion of libraries and the services they provide, Lenzini is a regular presenter at programs held by the Illinois State Library and at Illinois Library Association annual conferences. In addition, he participates in dozens of continuing education events for various library clients and library systems. Among his many activities, he drafts policies and legal commentary for the Administrative Ready Reference page on the Illinois Secretary of State’s website. As an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Lenzini serves the state and his library clients as a member of the local government law committee. Through that committee, he lobbies members of the Illinois General Assembly on areas of interest to libraries and other municipal entities, especially with respect to unintended budgetary consequences of proposed legislation. Lenzini received his B.A degree from Southern Illinois University (SIU) in 1972 and his J.D. in the charter class of SIU’s School of Law in 1976. Inducted Thursday 17 August, 2017.

This honor roll for Illinois libraries serves the dual purpose of recognizing outstanding voices in the library community, while creating a legacy through the ILA Endowment to continue their important work. Visit the ILA website for a complete list of luminaries and to support the association.