Statement of Principles

Reviewed and approved by the Red Feather Mountain Library Board of Trustees, June 28, 2017.

Precedence of authority
Policy and practice in Red Feather Mountain Library District is governed (in order of precedence) by

Federal law and regulation
Colorado State statute and regulation
Larimer County ordinance.
Red Feather Mountain Library District policy and procedure

Apparent conflicts between District policies or procedures and statute or binding regulation are resolved in the order above.

Library nondiscrimination statement
Red Feather Mountain Library District does not discriminate in either patronage or consideration for employment by age, ancestry, class, color, culture, disability, employment status, ethnicity, gender, ideology and opinions, income, interests, language, learning styles, marital status, national origin, politics, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.

Library legal authority and standards
Red Feather Mountain Library District is an independent special service district under Colorado law and as such is subject to state statute as pertains to the organization and regulation of library districts.

Red Feather Mountain Library District will meet or exceed standards established by the Colorado Definition of a Public Library and Colorado Public Library Standards.

Primary documents
Red Feather Mountain Library District endorses the following national statements pertaining to public library service and ethics:
American Library Association (ALA) Library Bill of Rights
American Library Association (ALA) Freedom to Read Statement
Five Laws of Library Science (Dr. S. R. Ranganathan)

Revisions History:
Reviewed and approved by the Red Feather Mountain Library Board of Trustees, June 28, 2017.
Adopted by the Red Feather Mountain Library Board of Trustees, December 11, 2014.

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