Public librarians may find the Colorado Library Consortium's (CLC) Public Library Policy Collection of interest, particularly for those who are revising current policies. The goal of the collection is to "provide small, rural libraries with easy access to a clearinghouse of policies," and are collected from libraries from around the United States. Available policies range from community room usage, emergency closings, requests for public records, animals in the library, and much more. Visitors can conduct a keyword search or browse a variety of categories (e.g. policy type, policy name, or date added, to name a few). Policies can be downloaded as an Excel file, pdf, or can be directly printed from the site. Public library policies are submitted by completing a web form on the CLC site. This collection is an extremely useful resource for libraries that are writing new policies or revising existing ones, and would also serve as a good learning opportunity for students in the field of library and information studies.
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