Resources for library administrators and trustees regarding legal issues and library policies.
Administrative Ready Reference
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/ARR/ "The 3rd edition has been completely updated with new resources, policies and additional content. Ensuring access to the most current information, updates to the Administrative Ready Reference will be made, as needed, to reflect new public library policies and law changes." (2015)
Illinois Library Statutes and Administrative Rules
http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/about/statutesrules.html Major laws and administrative rules relevant to libraries in Illinois.
Library Days & Dates
https://www.ila.org/advocacy "Library Days and Dates to Remember" includes deadlines for library board actions regarding taxation, elections, meetings, ordinances, etc.
Library District Alcohol Policy
The Illinois Liquor Control Act allows public library districts to approve the delivery and sale of alcohol in library-owned buildings during fundraising events or programs of a cultural or educational nature, in accordance with a policy approved by the library board.Memorandum on Library District Alcohol Policy from Julie Tappendorf, Ancel GlinkSample Library District Alcohol Policy
Photo and Video Policy
The Ancel Glink law firm has provided us with a sample policy regarding members of the public taking photographs and videorecordings in the library. The policy also covers filming done by the library.
Required Workplace Posters
http://www.illinois.gov/idol/Employers/Pages/posters.aspx Information that employers are required to display under Illinois or federal law.
Security Camera Policy
The Ancel Glink law firm has provided us with a sample policy regarding security camera use in the library.
Sexual Harassment Policy
An Illinois statute passed in November 2017 requires public libraries and other units of local government to adopt an ordinance or resolution to establish a policy prohibiting sexual harassment. The new law requires the policy to include several provisions, and sets January 16, 2017 as the day by which the policy must be in place (though the statute does not indicate a penalty for late adoption). Julie Tappendorf of the Ancel Glink law firm has provided us with some guidance for libraries.
Travel Expense Policy
The Illinois Local Government Travel Expense Control Act requires local government agencies to regulate the reimbursement of all travel, meal, and lodging expenses of officers and employees.Sample Travel Reimbursement Policy and Resolution Template for Public Libraries
Website Posting Requirements for Public Libraries
Ancel Glink has provided us with an update of the website posting requirements for public libraries. The revised version now includes information relating to severance agreements and ADA notice.Website Posting Requirements for Public Libraries