4.1 | At least one library representative sits on a key community board (e.g., community planning)
As with attending local government meetings, having a library leader, such as the library director or chair of the library board, participate in community boards helps libraries stay in touch with community decision-makers and provide libraries with the opportunity to become more involved in shaping library services to meet broader community needs. Community boards include community planning committees, advisory boards, and commissions. While most jurisdictions have a large number and variety of these boards, library leaders should strive to participate in boards dealing with community issues the library can address with additional resources and services. Examples of these include telecommunications and technology planning committees, arts commissions, immigrant and refuge advisory boards, and youth commissions.
FOR THE ASSESSMENT
Answer Yes if at least one library leader is a member of a key community board.
Answer No, but plan to in the next year if no library leader is a member of any relevant community board, but you plan to become involved in one in the next year.
Answer No, would like to but cannot at this time if you would like a library leader to become a member of a relevant community board but are not able to do so.
Answer No, we have no plans to do so at this time if no library leader is a member of any relevant community board and you do not intend to participate in one.