Program Policy

 

Library Programs Policy

Revised and approved by the Red Feather Mountain Library District Board of Trustees June 22, 2016.

 

Library programming is intended to inform, educate or entertain.

Programming may be library-initiated or co-sponsored.  Co-sponsorship infers the sharing of concept, organization and presentation with a community individual or group and may be governed by formal agreement (such as a memorandum of understanding) or simply a cooperative sharing of resources to develop and present a program. Shared responsibility may (or may not) include origination, advertising, scheduling, insurance, venue and presentation.

Programming may consist of a single event or a series of regularly scheduled events consistent with a common theme.

Library programming is non-commercial, objective, non-political and provided free of charge to participants. Occasionally the Library will engage professional performers or organizations by fee in providing opportunities and events otherwise unavailable in our community. However, neither the Library nor a co-sponsoring organization may re-coup these (or other) costs by charging attendance fees or other mandatory assessments.

Supplemental program materials may be available for purchase. However, participation and utilization of a program is neither contingent nor dependent on the use or purchase of such materials.

Programming is not an advertising or advocacy forum. While commercial or single-purpose co-sponsoring organizations may briefly state the purpose and scope of their endeavors the program itself is conducted objectively with reference to all issues. It is appropriate, following a presentation, for participants to request a business card or other contact source of a presenter.

Authors providing book talks are encouraged to conduct sales and signing of their works following the discussion.

The Library can provide venue for unsponsored community meetings on topics relevant to the community. The Library’s Stenzel Room Use Policy governs this issue.

 

Revision history:

Revised and approved by the Red Feather Mountain Library District Board of Trustees June 22, 2016.

Reviewed and approved by the Red Feather Mountain Library District Board of Trustees Oct. 23, 2013.

Minor revisions, May 22, 2013.

Revised December 5, 2012.

Originally written and approved August 22, 2007.

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