Recognition of Service and Accomplishment: Sno-Isle Libraries benefits from the services and efforts of groups and individuals who further the reach and effectiveness of the Library District in performing its mission. Volunteers, Friends of the Library, the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation and library advisory board members perform and render valuable assistance to the Library District. Therefore, it is the policy of Sno-Isle Libraries to recognize and honor selected individuals or groups in appreciation for their services and contributions to the Library District.
This policy applies to all individuals and/or organizations that perform and assist Sno-Isle Libraries.
Friends of the Library: The Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees finds the work of Friends of the Library beneficial to the Library District and community libraries. Friends of the Library serve as ongoing community advocates and support the mission and needs of the Library District through donations and grants for library equipment, furnishings, materials and programs.
Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation: The Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees finds the work of the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation beneficial to the Library District and community libraries. The mission of the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation is to create support for vibrant library programs and services for the people of Snohomish and Island counties. Foundation funding enables the Library District to offer innovative programs and services that enhance and increase library outreach, in response to social, cultural, and economic needs in our communities.
Library Advisory Boards: The Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees finds the work of library advisory boards beneficial to Sno-Isle Libraries and community libraries. Advisory Boards are established by the Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees or through the authority of member city or town councils within the Library District. Library advisory board members serve as community representatives and provide strategic and practical perspectives and insight to Sno-Isle Libraries.
Library Volunteers: The Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees finds the work of library volunteers beneficial to the Library District and community libraries. Library volunteers extend the reach and effectiveness of the official library workforce and engage community members in activities which deepen the awareness and value of Sno-Isle Libraries.
Recognition activities, awards or tokens of appreciation shall be a legitimate library purpose. The Executive Director will establish and maintain a recognition program to accomplish the purposes of this policy and develop necessary and appropriate guidelines consistent with the source of funds used and the independent status of recipients, as non-employees of Sno-Isle Libraries. Funds for items normally associated with recognition and award programs, and associated events, shall be included in the annual budget approved by the Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees.
Adopted by the Board of Trustees April 23, 2012