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Administrative Board By-laws

Rules under which the board will operate may include:

Day-to-day library operations

  • Budgeting and fiscal controls:
    • Purchasing procedures for goods and services.
    • Levels of purchasing authority.
    • Use of organizational credit card.
    • Procedures for travel reimbursement, etc.
  • Facilities:
  • Personnel:
    Although the board hires only the library director, it is responsible for approving:

    Note: In some libraries, these issues may be addressed in a union contract. In that case, the library director is responsible for compliance.

    The Personnel section provides additional guidance on personnel issues.

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