Public Library Boards in Iowa

Public library boards have five primary roles:

 

1.  Advocate for the library in the community and advocate for the community as a member of the library board.
2.  Plan for the future of the library.
3.  Monitor and evaluate the overall effectiveness of the library.
4.  Set library policies.
5.  Hire and evaluate the library director. 

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.