In 2011 Iowa Library Services was formed as a result of a legislative mandate to reorganize the delivery of library services to Iowa libraries, by combining the State Library of Iowa and the Iowa Library Services Areas. The new agency continues to be a division of the Iowa Department of Education. Like public libraries, Iowa Library Services is governed by a board of trustees called the Iowa Commission of Libraries. The Commission has policy and budget authority as well as the authority to hire and evaluate the State Librarian. Iowa Library Services’ two roles are Library Support Network: improving library services in Iowa and Library Services: delivering specialized information services to state government and to Iowans.