Policies

No Swimming sign with book stacks in the background

Are you looking for the right policy to handle a specific need in your library? This section addresses everything from computer to privacy policies - and we're always looking for new content. We know that seeing examples and reading how other libraries have successfully implemented a policy, or how they have handled challenges, are great starting points for others looking to do the same.

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In Case of Bed Bugs (and other pests)

 Document / Last Modified: 06 June 2017

Stephanie Lamson, Preservation Librarian at the University of Washington, shares procedures for dealing with beg bugs and other library pests found in returned books.

You Shall Not Pass! iPad Passcode Programs and Other Insights

 News / Last Modified: 08 May 2017

Since her first article, iFought the iPads (and iWon), Sally-Adrina has heard from several librarians struggling with a common problem: iPad passcodes. At Rapid City Public Libraries, they experienced the same issue. A child or an ad...

iFought the iPads (and iWon)

 News / Last Modified: 26 April 2017

When Rapid City Public Libraries decided to add iPads to the Children's Area, I volunteered for the project. In the end this project took me a couple of months to tackle but the number of children using the iPads made it worth the effort. I hope by s...

You're Not a Real Fan: What Libraries Can Offer Fandom

 News / Last Modified: 06 March 2017

Fandom, enthusiasts surrounding a particular work or interest, is becoming increasingly popular. Members of fandom, as well as those researching this phenomenon, agree that it has a positive impact on individuals including improved social and technic...

Competencies for Technology Policies

 Document / Last Modified: 14 August 2015

These competencies for defining and implementing library technology policies are excerpted from the Systems & IT section of the Competency Index for the Library Field.

ACPL Social Media Policies

 Document / Last Modified: 03 June 2013

Albany County Public Library (WY) shares their social media policies. These policies were developed by the Public Relations Coordinator, Caitlin White, and approved by the board. Thanks to Public Services Librarian, Kathy Marquis, for sharing.