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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May 18, Library Safety and Security: A Holistic Approach
Publish Date: News / 18 May 2023
This session will present a holistic approach for creating safe environments, through strong community relationships, inclusive policies, and empowered staff.
March 31, Universal Design at Your Library
Publish Date: News / 31 March 2023
This presentation will introduce the principles of Universal Design and offer concrete advice for how to apply each of the principles at any library.
Library Policies for Today’s Communities
Publish Date: Webinar / 22 February 2023
View this webinar to learn the importance of crafting clear policies for your library, to help establish and set standards that ensure equity and safety for both staff and patrons.
Social Work Approaches to Library Services
Publish Date: Webinar / 29 November 2022
Learn how a range of social work approaches can be applied to help improve library services for your community.
Resources on Book Challenges and Intellectual Freedom
Publish Date: News / 24 May 2022
Across the United States, there are increased reports of book challenges from community members, which have led to very public and heated discussions. As public library leaders and staff consider how to prepare for similar local challenges, being pro...
Book Challenges and Intellectual Freedom: Proactive Planning for Public Libraries
Publish Date: Webinar / 24 May 2022
This webinar explores ways for libraries to be proactive in developing and sharing policies and procedures around book challenges.
Library Signage: Effective Crisis Communications
Publish Date: Webinar / 27 January 2022
This session will looks recommended types of library signs and address aspects of library signage within crisis communications.
Eliminating Library Fines: Improving Community Access, Equity and Usage
Publish Date: Webinar / 15 June 2021
This webinar shares how going fine-free eliminates barriers and improves access to your library’s materials and services.
Cultivating Protective Factors for Safe Libraries and Resilient Communities
Publish Date: Webinar / 5 March 2020
Join this webinar to explore the ways the library functions as a "protective factor" and how to build community resilience through more compassionate and inclusive policies and practices.
April 19, Proactive Planning for Library Staff Transitions
Publish Date: News / 1 March 2020
This webinar will introduce practical approaches to preserve organizational knowledge, clarify processes for current staff and trustees, and ease the learning curve for new employees.