Library Policies, Procedures & Plans Repository

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Board By-laws
Peoria Public Library
File PPL Board By-Laws revised 2021-03.docx
These board by-laws were last updated on 3/16/21 and were current as of 5/20/22.
May 20, 2022
Waukegan Public Library Bylaws
Waukegan Public Library
PDF icon WPL-Board-Bylaws-11-2021.pdf
November 17, 2021
MOU City/Library: Highland Park
Highland Park Public Library
PDF icon City Library MOU 2013.pdf
May 18, 2022
Library Board Bylaws: Highland Park
Highland Park Public Library
PDF icon BY LAWS REV 12.14.2021.pdf
May 18, 2022
BIPL Board Bylaws 2022 update
Blue Island Public Library
File ByLaws Update2022.docx
City/Municipal Library Board Bylaws
May 17, 2022
Board Bylaws
Joliet Public Library
File Bylaws Final Version- Revision 9.17.2020.docx
May 17, 2022
Bloomington Public Library Board Bylaws
Bloomington Public Library
PDF icon BPL Bylaws.pdf
May 17, 2022
Parlin-Ingersoll Public Library Board of Trustees: By-Laws
Parlin-Ingersoll Public Library
File Parlin Ingersoll ByLaws 2021 Final.docx
January 20, 2021
Mount Prospect Public Library Bylaws
Mount Prospect Public Library
PDF icon Mount Prospect Bylaws-APPROVED-06-25-2020.pdf
June 25, 2020
By-Laws of the LaSalle Public Library Board of Trustees
LaSalle Public Library
Microsoft Office document icon CURRENT Bylaws of the LaSalle Public Library as of 140528.doc
May 28, 2014
Marquette Heights Public Library Board of Trustees Manual
Marquette Heights Public Library
Microsoft Office document icon Marquette Heights BoardofTrusteesBylawsManual.doc
January 25, 2022
Naperville Public Library Board of Trustees Bylaws
Naperville Public Library
File Naperville Board ByLaws September 2020.docx
September 16, 2020
By-Laws of the Rock Island Public Library Board of Trustees
Rock Island Public Library
PDF icon Rock Island Bylaws of the Board of Trustees.pdf
October 19, 2021
Midlothian Public Library Board of Trustees Bylaws
Midlothian Public Library
PDF icon Midlothian BoardofTrusteesBylaws2022.pdf
February 1, 2022
Whistleblower Policy
Fox River Grove Public Library District
PDF icon Whistleblower Policy September 2021.pdf
November 12, 2021
Prospect Heights Public Library Succession Plan
Prospect Heights Public Library District
PDF icon Prospect Heights Public Library Succession Plan - Sanitized.pdf
"Sanitized" indicates all sensitive information has been removed.
October 28, 2021
Prospect Heights Board of Trustees By-Laws
Prospect Heights Public Library District
PDF icon By-Laws Approved Nov 2019.pdf
November 27, 2019
Bylaws
Aurora Public Library District
File Bylaws of the Aurora Public Library District Board of Trustees.docx
February 24, 2021
Public Comment
Northbrook Public Library
File 02.202 Public Comment.docx
January 19, 2021
Responsibilities of the Board of Trustees
Northbrook Public Library
File 02.201 Responsibilities of the Board of Trustees.docx
January 19, 2021
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Northbrook Public Library
File 01.113 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).docx
January 19, 2021
Sustainability
Northbrook Public Library
File 01.112 Sustainability.docx
January 19, 2021
Identity Protection
Northbrook Public Library
File 01.111 Indentity Protection.docx
January 19, 2021
Friends of the Library
Northbrook Public Library
File 01.110 Friends of the Library.docx
January 19, 2021
Disposal of Surplus Property
Northbrook Public Library
File 01.109 Disposal of Surplus Property.docx
January 19, 2021
Local Records Retention
Northbrook Public Library
File 01.108 Local Records Retention.docx
January 19, 2021
ALA Code of Ethics
Northbrook Public Library
File 01.106 ALA Code of Ethics.docx
January 19, 2021
Freedom of Information (FOIA)
Northbrook Public Library
File 01.107 Freedom of Information (FOIA).docx
January 19, 2021
ALA Core Values
Northbrook Public Library
File 01.105 ALA Core Values.docx
January 19, 2021
ALA Freedom to Read
Northbrook Public Library
File 01.104 ALA Freedom to Read.docx
January 19, 2021
ALA Freedom to View
Northbrook Public Library
File 01.103 ALA Freedom to View.docx
January 19, 2021
ALA Library Bill of Rights
Northbrook Public Library
File 01.102 ALA Library Bill of Rights.docx
January 19, 2021
Mission, Vision, & Values Statements
Northbrook Public Library
File 01.101 Mission, Vision, & Values Statements.docx
January 19, 2021
Strategic Plan flyer 2018-2021
Wilmette Public Library District
PDF icon Strategic%20Plan%20Flyer%202018%2006 (3).pdf
Wilmette Public Library Strategic Plan flyer 2018-2021
August 27, 2019
Shaping Our Future Wilmette Public Library Strategic Plan July 2018-June 2021
Wilmette Public Library District
PDF icon WPL-Strategic-Plan-18-22.pdf
Wilmette Public Library's strategic plan for July 2018-June 2021
August 26, 2019
Budget Presentation
Fox River Valley Public Library District
PDF icon 05_2018 Board Presentation Budget.pdf
After attending the Government Finance Officers' Association annual conference, we constructed a... more
May 23, 2018
2.0 Board Bylaws and Governance
South Holland Public Library
PDF icon 2.0 Board Bylaws & Governance 2018-08-27.pdf
Totally revised Bylaws and Governance.
August 27, 2018
1.0 General Governance Policies
South Holland Public Library
PDF icon 1.0 General Library Policies 2018-03-26.pdf
General governance polices for the Library separate from Board Governance
March 26, 2018
Crisis Management Plan - Romeoville Branch
White Oak Library District
File Crisis Management Plan - RV.docx
December 7, 2016
Crisis Management Plan - Lockport Hill Branch
White Oak Library District
File Crisis Management Plan - LP.docx
December 7, 2016
Crisis Management Plan - Crest Hill Branch
White Oak Library District
File Crisis Management Plan - CH.docx
December 7, 2016
Records Confidentiality Policy
White Oak Library District
Microsoft Office document icon WOLD Records Confidentiality Policy.doc
September 27, 2017
Public Comment Policy
White Oak Library District
Microsoft Office document icon WOLD Public Comment Policy.doc
December 15, 2015
Board Bylaws
LaGrange Public Library
PDF icon GOVERNANCE POLICY 2017.pdf
May 1, 2017
FOIA Requests
LaGrange Public Library
File FOIA Requests.docx
May 1, 2017
Public Comment Policy
Midlothian Public Library
PDF icon Public Comment.pdf
September 21, 2017
Board of Trustees Bylaws
Midlothian Public Library
PDF icon BYLAWS Reviewed 2017.pdf
September 21, 2017
Disaster Emergency Response Plan
Rock Island Public Library
PDF icon Disaster Emergency Response Plan.pdf
Response and recovery plan drafted by our disaster tearm comprised of staff, management, and... more
February 21, 2017
Safety Policy, Disaster Preparedness, and Recovery Plan
Milledgeville Public Library
File App 13 Safety, disaster prepare, recovery.docx
Safety policy includes Office safety, Housekeeping safety, Equipment safety, and Bodily fluids... more
September 20, 2015
Technology Plan
Milledgeville Public Library
File App 12 Technology plan.docx
September 20, 2010

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