Policies

Competencies for Technology Policies

Last Modified: 01 March 2014
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

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.

In Case of Bed Bugs (and other pests)

Last Modified: 12 December 2012
Stephanie Lamson, Preservation Librarian at the University of Washington, shares procedures for dealing with beg bugs and other library pests found in returned books.

CIPA: Key Issues for Decision Makers

Last Modified: 21 March 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 legal terms.

Filter Schmilter: Libraries and Internet Filtering Software

Last Modified: 21 March 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 responsibility of the library professional for selecting materials.