Policy and Planning

Peace Library System Plan of Service

As required by library legislation, the Peace Library System submits a Plan of Service - goals, objectives and action plans - to the Public Library Services Branch every three years.

In 2015, the Plan of Service Committee chose to assess regional library service needs by distributing an online survey to library boards/library managers' and member municipalities . The data gathered formed the basis for Plan of Service 2016-2018. It incorporates the priorities indentified by member library boards, and outlines the ways in which the Peace Library System will respond to its members' needs and achieve its mission in the next three years.

Priority areas of service for 2016-2018 include:

  • Access to Resources
  • PLS Collections and Program Support
  • Training and Continuing Education
  • IT Support
  • Advocacy and Marketing

PLS Policies

F1        Finance
F2        Investment
F3        Reserves
F4        Purchasing
F5        Allotment Fund
F6        Trustee Expenses

Board Governance
G1       Trustee Continuing Education
G2       Trustee Orientation
G3       Policy on Policy-making
G4       Provision of Municipal Library Services
G5       Trustee Recognition
Management and Operations
M1       Confidentiality
M2       Records Management
M3       Data Security
M4       Internet and Electronic Mail Acceptable Use
M5       Environmental Practices
M6       Meeting Room
M7       Health and Safety
M8       Working Alone
Programs and Services
S1        Materials Selection and Acquisition
S2        Resource Sharing
S4        Resources Lent to Libraries
S6        Provision of Library Materials to Persons Unable to Use Conventional Print Materials
S7        School Services
S8        Automation and Information Technology (IT) Services for Member Libraries
S9        The Alberta Library (TAL) Card