Iowa Commission of Libraries
The Iowa Commission of Libraries is the governing board for the State Library of Iowa. The Commission's duties were originally outlined in Iowa Code 256.52, but as of July 1, 2023 are being moved to section 8A.203 (citation link will be provided once the Legislative Services Agency publishes the Supplement to the 2023 Code of Iowa).
The Commission consists of seven members appointed by the governor to serve four-year terms, one member appointed by the Iowa Supreme Court, and the director of the Department of Administrative Services. A quorum of five members is required to conduct business and the Commission operates its meetings in accordance with Iowa's Open Meetings Laws.
The Commission is responsible for advising and adopting rules to carry out the responsibilities of the State Library and supporting the State Library to fulfill its goal of providing for the improvement of library services to all Iowa citizens and fostering development and cooperation among libraries.
Current Commission Members
Below is the current membership of the Iowa Commission of Libraries.
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Term: 7/31/2020 - 4/30/2024
Term: 7/1/2021 - 4/30/2025
Public Library Trustee
School or AEA Librarian
Term: 10/27/2022 - 4/30/2025
Term: 5/1/2023 - 4/30/2027
Iowa Supreme Court
Director, Iowa Department of Administrative Services