HBCU Library Alliance HBCU Library Alliance


The Steering Committee was formed in 2002 to organize the HBCU Library Alliance.  

The Board may establish one or more committees to consist of one or more directors or other individuals. Unless otherwise determined by the Board, or set out in these Bylaws, the Board Chair shall appoint all committee members. Any member in good standing is eligible to serve on committees. All recommendations and minutes of Committee meetings shall be forwarded to the Board of Directors for approval and action.


a. Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee shall review the bylaws and make suggestions for revisions to the Board. Amendments must be made by vote of the membership.


b. Digital Initiatives Committee

The Digital Initiatives Committee is responsible for monitoring and recommending projects and policies that govern the selection, implementation, interpretation, distribution and management of all digital initiatives including the strategic and long term planning to insure both the sustainability of all digital projects and the vision for future digitization activities of the HBCU Library Alliance and partners of the Alliance.


c. Nominating Committee

The Past-Chair shall serve as Chair of the nominating committee consisting of three members. It shall be the duty of this committee to solicit interest, and prepare the slate of candidates for the open Board positions. Additional nominations shall be permitted.


d. Outreach/Publicity Committee

The Outreach/Publicity Committee shall promote, inform and build awareness of organization activities within the membership and for identified communities and partners.


e. Planning and Development Committee

The Planning and Development Committee shall plan and consider future priorities and initiatives of the organization.


f. Budget and Finance Committee

The Budget and finance committee shall have the responsibility of developing an annual operating budget for the HBCU Library Alliance together with the Treasurer, based on proposals from the Board of Directors and the Planning and Development Committee. The budget will be approved by the Board of Directors. The committee will work closely with the Treasurer and review reports of the fiscal agent for the organization.


g. Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee shall develop and foster relationships with funding agencies, seek out and secure new grants and funding sources.