Library District Task Force

Background

In March 2018, the Board of County Commissioners authorized the creation of a Library District Task Force to examine areas of concern, including (but not limited to):

  • sufficiency and sustainability of library funding to address both capital and operational needs
  • permissible uses of District funds
  • evaluation of service standards

In subsequent discussions with the Library District Advisory Committee (LDAC), LINCC Library Directors, and City officials, additional topics to be discussed by the Library District Task Force were suggested, including (but not limited to) equity of the current District funding formula, challenges in capital funding, and evaluation of current service area boundaries.

The Library District Task Force will be charged with the following purposes:

  1. To identify current and future challenges facing the Clackamas County Library District. It is anticipated the Library District Task Force will focus on three primary areas: provision of library services, sufficiency and sustainability of library funding, and governance of the Library District.
  2. To develop the charges for and receive the reports and recommendations of three standing subcommittees, as follows.
    1. Library Services Subcommittee
    2. Library Funding Subcommittee
    3. District Governance Subcommittee
  3. To develop the charges for and receive the reports and recommendations of any additional subcommittees deemed necessary by the Library District Task Force.
  4. To submit a final report to the Board of County Commissioners (in their dual role as Board of County Commissioners and Library District Governing Board) containing recommendations to ensure the long-term, sustainable delivery of quality library service to the residents of the Clackamas County Library District.
  5. To determine and adopt such rules or procedures as are necessary to facilitate the work of the Library District Task Force and its subcommittees, consistent with the Clackamas County Advisory Body & Volunteer Code of Conduct Policy and Oregon Public Meetings Law.

Library District meetings

Task force and advisory committee meetings