Each year library directors from around the Capital Area Library District discuss how to best work together. From these discussions results a “District Negotiated Agreement” complete with a budget for how DCLS will be the fiscal agent in expenditure of the state funding they receive to serve the role of District Library Center.
This is done in accordance with this document: Guidelines District Negotiated Agreements. Currently, in the Capital Area Library District, we do not use a formal District Advisory Council with trustees. In our district, instead, by mutual agreement, we use a core negotiation team of staff members who work with the district consultant to present the agreement to the signatories.