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There are several advantages to having a stated policy:
 
There are several advantages to having a stated policy:
  
• It is available to all in the same form.
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•It is available to all in the same form.
• It can be referred to, so that anyone who wishes to  can check the policy.
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• It can be readily disseminated to all who are affected by it.
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•It can be referred to, so that anyone who wishes to  can check the policy.
• It can be taught to new employees easily.
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• It forces managers to think more sharply about the policy as it is being written,
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•It can be readily disseminated to all who are affected by it.
        thus achieving further clarity.
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• It ensure that everyone will be treated substantially the same way under a given  
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•It can be taught to new employees easily.
        condition.
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•It forces managers to think more sharply about the policy as it is being written, thus achieving further clarity.
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•It ensure that everyone will be treated substantially the same way under a given a condition.
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Here are some sample policies:
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[http://ct.webjunction.org/do/DisplayContent?id=7050 Web Junction]
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[http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/policies/standards.html Standards of Behavior Cincinnati and Hamilton County OH Public Libraries]
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[http://www.rochesterpubliclibrary.org/info/policies/conduct.html#disorderly Rochester Public Library Policies]
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[http://dpi.state.wi.us/pld/policies.html Wisconsin Public Library Policy Resources]
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[http://www.nyla.org/index.php?page_id=1342 Sample Policies and Legislation New York Library Association]
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[http://www.smpl.org/depts/admin/policies/rules_of_conduct.htm Rules of Conduct Santa Monica CA]
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[http://www.webrary.org/inside/polpatcode.html Patron Code of Conduct Morton Grove IL]
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[http://www.cml.lib.oh.us/ebranch/index.cfm?pageid=88 Customer Code of Conduct Columbus Metropolitan Library OH]
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[http://www.lcl.lib.ne.us/info/Library_Rules.htm Library Rules Lincoln City NE]
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[http://www.ridgewoodlibrary.org/pdf/Rules%20of%20Conduct%202007.pdf Rules of Conduct 2007 Ridgewood Public Library NJ]
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[http://ct.webjunction.org/do/DisplayContent?id=7050]
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Here is a look at legal questions:
  
[http://www.rochesterpubliclibrary.org/info/policies/conduct.html#disorderly]
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[http://Infoblog.infopeople.org/2007/07/podcast_of_patron_policies_and.php Infoblog- Podcast of Patron Policies and Latchkey Children Update]

Latest revision as of 06:13, 3 January 2012

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:

Infoblog- Podcast of Patron Policies and Latchkey Children Update

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