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 national and international audiences, establishes external alliances, creates new programs, and works to broaden and support the DLF community. The Director reports to the president of CLIR and the CLIR Board of Directors. In addition, she seeks periodic guidance from the DLF Advisory Committee. This is a full-time position on the staff of CLIR.
DLF Advisory Committee
The DLF Advisory Committee serves the community by providing guidance to the DLF Director. The committee meets annually and provides recommendations for and feedback on DLF program activities and initiatives. Matters brought before the Advisory Committee for discussion can include budget, strategic direction, performance, and goals. Advisory Committee members are appointed by the president of CLIR and the DLF Director, with approval of the CLIR Board.
Liaisons from the CLIR Board
The Advisory Board includes liaisons to DLF from the CLIR Board of Directors. These are current CLIR Board members who serve as a bridge between the 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, governance, and membership fees.
DLF Community Advisors
Beginning in 2011, at least three positions on the Advisory Committee have been drawn from the DLF community at large, and appointed by vote. Additional Community Advisors may be appointed from time to time by the president of CLIR and the DLF Director, with approval of the CLIR Board. Community Advisors’ terms are for three years, renewable once. At present, fully half of the DLF Advisory Committee are Community Advisors.