4.1  |  At least one leader from a community-based organization serves on a library committee or governing board


A library governing board or committee is a group of community leaders and other stakeholders that usually serves to establish library policies, advocate on behalf of the library, and perform other custodial and/or fiduciary duties. Library governing boards and other committees vary in the scope of their authority, but in any case should be diverse with at least one leader explicitly from a community-based organization (CBO). CBOs are non-profit organizations that support individuals and the local community with social welfare, educational, health, and civic engagement programs. Having leaders from CBOs on library committees and boards helps libraries form closer relationships with these organizations and demonstrates a commitment to being connected with other community concerns.


FOR THE ASSESSMENT
Answer Yes if a leader from a CBO is part of your library governing board or committee.
Answer No, but plan to in the next year if you do not currently have a CBO leader serving on your library governing board or committee but plan to add one in the next year.
Answer No, would like to but cannot at this time if you are unable to include a leader from a CBO on your governing board or committee, perhaps because you do not have control over its members.
Answer No, we have no plans to do so at this time if you do no intend on including a CBO leader on your library governing board or committee.