Policy Management Policy

Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees Policy

Purpose

To establish the responsibilities and process for creating, reviewing, and revising Sno-Isle Libraries policies.

Scope

Washington State Law (RCW 27.12.210) gives library Trustees the authority and duty to adopt library bylaws, rules, and regulations. It also authorizes library Trustees to employ and prescribe the duties of the librarian; for Sno-Isle Libraries, this is the Executive Director. The law further gives Trustees the authority to do all other acts necessary for the orderly and efficient management and control of libraries.

This policy establishes responsibilities for timely detailed review and update of existing policies and for consideration of new policies needed legally or for the improvement of library operations.

Implementation

Board policy and scope

The Board retains responsibility for policies regarding:

  • Board governance, actions, and Trustee behavior.
  • The job structure, compensation, and actions of the Executive Director.
  • Public use of Sno-Isle materials and facilities.
  • The acquisition of land and buildings.
  • Other policies as determined.

Review of current policies

Every Sno-Isle policy document will be reviewed in detail at least once every four years. The Executive Director will recommend a schedule for review, assignment to appropriate Board Committees or staff, and approval responsibility to ensure the reviews are completed in a timely and efficient manner. The recommendation will be reviewed and approved annually by the Board of Trustees.

New policies

Proposals for new policies shall be evaluated by the Board and Executive Director to determine if they should be created. New policies will be processed in the same manner as stated above for detailed reviews.

Interim review

Between scheduled reviews the Executive Director may make interim revisions to policies as needed for the following reasons:

  • Typographical or cross reference corrections.
  • Title changes to positions or organizational units.

Format

All Sno-Isle Libraries policies are to use the following format, with limited exceptions:

  • Purpose
  • Scope
  • Implementation
  • Policy History

Policy History

Date approved: 09/2019
Next review date: 09/2023
Adopted: 2009