Are you looking to develop new policies (or revise existing policies) in 2020? The Loveland Public Library shared tips for public library policy development which they gained in 2019 after completing a full update of their policy manual. The first tip they shared is to identify stakeholders.
For more tips and detailed suggestions, read the full blog post written by Amber Greene and Susan Kadlec.
Signs Your Library Policies Need Revision
How do you know when it is time to review and revise your existing policies? Maybe laws have changed, or current policies no longer reflect library operations. Perhaps your library policies are old and outdated, or for some issues they simply haven’t been created yet.
Library CEO Amie Pilla (Berthoud Community Library District) shared six signs that your library policies need to be updated, as well as a few tips for what to do about it. Read the full blog post for the complete list.
Policy Development Resources
- Library Policy Development Guide (American Library Association)
- Public Library Policy Collection (Colorado Library Consortium)
- Public Library Sample Policies & Resources (Colorado State Library)
- Sample Policies (United for Libraries)
- Trustee Trouble Video: Policies (Wyoming State Library)
- Wyoming Public Library Board Members’ Handbook (Wyoming State Library)
Wyoming library directors and trustees are welcome to contact the Wyoming State Library’s Library Development Office for assistance with policy resources.