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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Online Reference Basic: Updated Self-Paced Course

Publish Date: News / 22 August 2019

Picture this: answering a question for a patron from the comfort of their kitchen table or while one waits to pick up their kids from school. The opportunity and flexibility that online reference service provides makes a positive difference in the li...

Weeding the Library Collection: Updated Self-Paced Course

Publish Date: News / 2 July 2019

Mention collection development and most librarians think of the selection of new materials for the library. Weeding - removing library materials from your collection - is an often forgotten, yet integral part of collection development. In this update...

Social Media Policy Examples

Publish Date: News / 17 January 2018

In fall 2017, WebJunction cohosted a series of webinars with TechSoup on social media in libraries. In conjunction with the series, library staff were asked in a survey, if social media policies were in place in their libraries. The most common respo...

You Shall Not Pass! iPad Passcode Problems and Other Insights

Publish Date: News / 11 August 2014

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)

Publish Date: News / 28 March 2014

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...

Competencies for Technology Policies

Publish Date: Document / 1 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.

Today I Bent a Rule

Publish Date: News / 13 December 2013

A session at the annual Ontario Library Association Super Conference presented by Markham Public Library (MPL) staff, called Evolution of the Revolution: Customer Service at MPL, resonated with us at Halifax Public Libraries. MPL had been grappling w...