The Public Library Manager's Forms, Policies, and Procedures Handbook with CD-ROM:

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Finally, there is an all-in-one handbook public library managers can use to update policies and procedures, design new forms--or even compile a new manual from scratch. This unique guide includes more than 300 forms, policies and procedures from 114 public libraries with a diverse range of budgets and staff, including the Pasadena (Tex.) Public Library, the Grand Island (Neb.) Public Library, the Miami Dade (Fla.) Public Library, the Marion County (S. Car.) Library, and the Fayette (Geo.) County Library. Brumley has surveyed libraries of all sizes across the country and chosen the best and most applicable forms to reproduce in this manual. They are accompanied by detailed guidance to help you individualize and adapt them for your library. Divided into three areas--Public Services, Administration, and Collections-- the manual covers both common and challenging areas of librarianship. Policy examples include Internet filtering, staff rights, unattended children, and more. The forms include books-by-mail applications, Internet users’ agreements, meeting room use applications, and much more. A companion CD contains electronic reproductions of the forms, procedures, and policies (all the ones in the book plus 22 more), which can be used straight from the disk or customized for a specific library. This essential tool will save time –and more important--make it unnecessary to reinvent the wheel every time you need to create or revise a policy, form, or procedure.