What does a librarian do if an unattended child remains at closing time? Can nonresidents get a library card? What is the library's position on Internet filters? These are but a few of the kinds of issues that require clear, up-to-date library policies. If your staff makes decisions on the fly, if policies are nonexistent, outdated, and no one knows what they are, your library may be experiencing policy chaos. The answer is to create current, customized policies geared to your library. Now it's easier than ever using this one-stop, step-by-step guide that dovetails with PLA's The New Planning for Results. Covering governance and organizational structure, management policies, and services relating to customers, circulation, information, and groups, this comprehensive how-to addresses each major library area. Follow these guidelines to assess existing policies, develop new ones, and communicate all changes to improve consistency.Purpose. of. a. Policy. Audit. Most of us are too busy to spend a lot of time on process activities that do not appear to have a ... There is a tendency among library managers to say, aquot;OK, we need to do something about the library policy manual.
|Title||:||Creating Policies for Results|
|Author||:||Sandra S. Nelson, June Garcia, Public Library Association|
|Publisher||:||American Library Association - 2003-01|