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Public Library Boards are governing boards, legal corporations with the authority to make policy and to govern the library’s affairs under the Public Libraries Act, RSO 1990, c. P.44. As such, the London Public Library (LPL) Board has direct responsibility for establishing and maintaining library policy. The Library Board undertakes a regular review process to ensure that policies are up to date, consistent with the current legislative environment and aligned with the Library’s strategic plan.
The Library establishes operational policies that relate to library services to the community and govern areas of Library's operations. This group of policies includes those that support LPL in its endeavour to provide a welcoming and safe environment for the enjoyment of the public and staff so that all persons may enjoy the benefits of the Library.
Examples of operational policies are,
Charter of Library Use
The Board establishes means policies which define: core values, ethical behaviours and high level legislated requirements and responsibilities; how it will undertake community consultation; stakeholder relations; and the planning of services. The Board's means policies are foundational in that they advance the vision, mission, values and strategic direction of the Library.
Examples of means policies are,
The Board establishes governance policies which define how the Board will conduct business and how it will be accountable and transparent in its decision-making.See all governance policies