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Fanwood Memorial Library Policy Manual
Section: Personnel

Subject: 4.1 General Personnel Policy Statements

As employees of the Borough of Fanwood, Library employees are bound by the rules, guidelines and regulations detailed in the Borough of Fanwood Employee Manual adopted by the Mayor and Borough Council of Fanwood on November 11, 2008 (effective as of December 1, 2008) and approved by the Board of Trustees of the Fanwood Memorial Library December 8, 2008. Exceptions are noted in the addendums following in the Personnel Section.

The Board of Trustees of the Fanwood Memorial Library supports the following personnel policy statement affirming the significance of the human element in Library service:

"No Library can render effective service without adequate and competent personnel. The Library's unique function of serving as the one unbiased, non-partisan bureau of information for all the people, calls for personnel of the highest competence and integrity. The selection of qualified staff members as well as the organization and conditions under which they work, are basic considerations in an institution dedicated to public service."

("Public Library Service; A Guide to Evaluation, with Minimum Standards". Chicago, American Library Association, 1956, p. 38.)

The Board acknowledges their personnel-related responsibilities as detailed in Article II of the Board of Trustee Bylaws and N.J.S.A 40:54-9. Section 40:54-12 which reads, so far as here pertinent, as follows:

"The board shall... hire librarians, and other necessary personnel, and fix their compensation, make proper rules and regulations for the government of the Library, and generally do all things necessary and proper for the establishment and maintenance of the free public Library in the Municipality."

Board of Trustees
Approved: June 8, 2009
Revised: February 8, 2016

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