Policies

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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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Wireless Access Policy

 Document / Last Modified: 26 January 2012

Overview, examples and checklist of policies for wireless access

Sample Gift Acceptance Policy

 Document / Last Modified: 26 January 2012

This sample gift acceptance policy for a library foundation board was created in conjunction with the webcourse 'WebJunction's Fundraising for Libraries,' or it can be used for your own foundation board.

Library Staff Acceptable Use Policy

 Document / Last Modified: 26 January 2012

Policy for staff's use of electronic communications of any kind, including email, IM, telephone, cell phones.

Howard County Library WiFi Policy

 Document / Last Modified: 26 January 2012

A friendly and informative handout helping staff support wireless patron computing, from a suburban Maryland library.

Filter Schmilter: Libraries and Internet Filtering Software

 Document / Last Modified: 26 January 2012

Since the use of filtering software for library computer terminals has become a subject of debate, the pros and cons of incorporating this software within library technology must be closely examined and weighed along with the traditional responsibili...

CIPA: Key Issues for Decision Makers

 Document / Last Modified: 26 January 2012

CIPA policy expert Bob Bocher (WJ username: wis bob) and Mary Minow, library law consultant and attorney, offer a summary of CIPA issues to consider. Included: filter disabling, the issue of patrons' computers, and definitions of key l...