GUIDANCE & ADVICE
"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.