The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, requires that each network library have an advisory committee composed of a representative group of users and members of related organizations. Input from the advisory committee is used in the formulation of policy and strategic planning.
- Meets four times a year on the last Friday of January, April, July, and October
- Committee size ranges from eight to fifteen members, not including library staff
- At meetings the librarian usually presents a "library update" and other library staff may be available for discussion
- Maintains a facebook page to communicate with library patrons and the public
- Increase public awareness of the library's facilities and services
- Increase the potential for services to underserved individuals
- Help the library establish priorities for future expansion of services
- Encourage the efforts of volunteers in service to users
- Provide comments and reactions regarding the development of new equipment and materials
The Library Consumer Advisory Committee is always looking for energetic people to serve on the committee. If you are interested, contact Sarah Willeford, Director, Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, (515) 281-1291, firstname.lastname@example.org.