GUIDANCE & ADVICE

POLICY

"A library’s policy manual is a written set of statements that form a framework to assist the library staff in making day-to-day decisions. Policies grow out of, and give definition to, the library’s mission in the community, and they provide the basis for consistent operational procedures."

Policy development is an important responsibility of the library board, in collaboration with the CEO.

The CEO ensures that library policies addresses legislative requirements, social and community changes, and technology and service advancements.

Carefully crafted policies empower staff to make decisions and provide consistent and fair service. SOLS provides advice on policy development and develops sample policies and policy writing courses.


Sample Policies

Sample Policies available for use by public library staff and board members.

Governance HUB


Governance HUB

Learn more about the board’s role in policy development.

Training


Training

Visit LearnHQ for policy related training opportunities.

Resources

Resources

Learn more about policies in the LearnHQ guide.

Contact Us

For assistance with policies, please contact Peggy Malcolm, Library Consultant.