Library Operations and Policies

Library Operations and Planning

  • Download the Orientation Booklet for New Library Managers here (updated September 2020)
  • View the Library Partners and Their Roles powerpoint

Documents to assist with library operations and planning can be found below:

Policies and Legislation

There are many acts, regulations, and policies that are relevant to public libraries in Alberta. Many are also relevant to school libraries (such as copyright legislation and employment standards). Please find links to relevant legislation and other related resources below.

Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL):


Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP)

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP):

Safety and Security for Rural Libraries



Alberta Library Association Safety and Security in Libraries


Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Working Alone Requirements Alberta

ohs-explanation-for-working-alone.pdf (

Working Alone Safely Guide by the Government of Alberta

Working Alone Safely (Bulletin WA003) (

Public Services Health and Safety Association