The DLF Director sets goals and strategic directions for the Digital Library Federation and works, with the assistance of CLIR and DLF staff, to achieve them. She manages the program’s activities and finances, facilitates information sharing among community members, communicates about the DLF and its activities to the broader community, establishes external alliances, and works to broaden the community. The DLF director reports to the president of CLIR and the CLIR Board of Directors. In addition, the director seeks periodic guidance from the DLF Advisory Committee. This is a full-time position within CLIR.
DLF Advisory Committee
The DLF Advisory Committee serves the DLF community by providing guidance to its director. The committee meets annually and provides recommendations for DLF program activities and initiatives. Matters brought before the Advisory Committee for discussion include budget, strategic direction, and past performance. The Advisory Committee members are appointed by the CLIR president and the DLF director, with approval of the CLIR Board. Advisory Committee members’ terms are for two years.
DLF Community Advisors
Beginning in 2011, at least three positions on the Advisory Committee will be appointed by community vote. Currently, fully half the Advisory Committee is made up of DLF community advisors.
DLF Liaisons to the CLIR Board
The remainder of the Advisory Board consists of DLF liaisons. These are current CLIR Board Members who serve as a bridge between the CLIR Board of Directors, the DLF Advisory Committee, and the DLF director. Liaisons advise the CLIR Board on issues relating to the DLF strategic plan, program direction, community issues, and membership fees.