Rules of Conduct/Patron Behavior

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There are several advantages to having a stated policy:

•It is available to all in the same form.

•It can be referred to, so that anyone who wishes to can check the policy.

•It can be readily disseminated to all who are affected by it.

•It can be taught to new employees easily.

•It forces managers to think more sharply about the policy as it is being written, thus achieving further clarity.

•It ensure that everyone will be treated substantially the same way under a given a condition.

Here are some sample policies:

Web Junction

Standards of Behavior Cincinnati and Hamilton County OH Public Libraries

Rochester Public Library Policies

Wisconsin Public Library Policy Resources

Sample Policies and Legislation New York Library Association

Rules of Conduct Santa Monica CA

Patron Code of Conduct Morton Grove IL

Customer Code of Conduct Columbus Metropolitan Library OH

Library Rules Lincoln City NE

Rules of Conduct 2007 Ridgewood Public Library NJ

Here is a look at legal questions:

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