The bylaws of CRIARL provide that the head librarian of each member library sit on the CRIARL Board of Directors. The Board of Directors sets policy, reviews and approves the annual budget, and confirms the pursuit of organizational goals and projects. Officers for the Board of Directors are elected biannually and include the President, Vice-President/President Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer. The officers constitute the CRIARL Executive Committee which is responsible for proposing new plans and projects, formulating committee charges, reviewing the budget prior to presentation to the Board, and facilitation of urgent business as needed. Other work of the consortium is carried out by standing or special committees.