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City Ordinance and Board Policies for Rippey Public Library

Ordinance and Polices governing the Rippey Public Library.
City of Rippey Ordinance for Library, Adopted in 2002
At a meeting of the Town Council on June 12th, 1944, Ordinance #48 was passed and adopted, establishing a free public library for the Town of Rippey. The city ordinance for the Rippey Library was adopted in 2002 based on the Iowa Code.
Rippey Iowa Library Internet Safety (Children's Internet Protection Act) (CIPA) Policy Approved September 26, 2016
At the July 25, 2016 Library Board of Trustees meeting, Mary Millard, Rippey City Clerk, updated the Erate Funding and the need to update the Computer Usage Policy so it complies with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). (Internet Safety, Technology Protection (filters)). The board directed Katrina to create a Computer Usage Policy, working with the State Library Services, to be sure the policy complies with the Children’s Internet Protection Act. At the August 29, 2019 Board meeting the Internet CIPA policy was discussed. Katrina explained the options and costs. Jean made a motion and Nancy seconded that the board direct Katrina to write the policy as explained, then with the board’s approval, send a copy to Mary Millard so she can continue the e-rate application. The motion carried. Katrina will share with Mary Millard as soon as possible so the application for E-rate funds can continue. This information was included in the library report to the city council on September 6, 2016. The library board formally adopted this policy at their regular meeting on September 26, 2016.
Rippey Library Sex Offender Policy Amended July 25, 2016
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the Rippey Public Library is in compliance with Iowa Code Chapter 692A.113(1.f).
Rippey Public Library Confidentiality and Privacy Policy Adopted July 25, 2016
Rippey Public Library would like to affirm that the staff respects the confidentiality of library records and acknowledge that all library staff (including volunteers) understand and respect that patron records are based on the First and Fourth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, the Iowa Code, and professional ethics. This policy was approved as written by Mandy Easter, Law Librarian, Iowa Library Services Law Library based on a template provided by the Iowa Library Services.
Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees Approved By-Laws for the Library Board Trustees, May 23, 2016
The Board of Trustees of Rippey Public Library approved the revised by-laws for the Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees on May 23, 2016 at their regular meeting.
Rippey Public Library Service Policies Revised and Approved April 25, 2016
Service Policies include hours open, holidays and weather related closings. These were revised and approved April 25, 2016
Salaries for Rippey Library Staff Approved April 25, 2016
Salaries for staff of Rippey Library approved April 25, 2016
Rippey Public Library Unattended Children Policy Adopted October 26, 2015
The Board of Trustees adopted an Unattended Children Policy at their regular meeting on October 26, 2015
Rippey Public Library Behavior Policy Adopted October 26, 2015
The Rippey Library Board of Trustees adopted a Behavior Policy at their regular meeting on October 26, 2015
Rippey Public Library Policy of Collection Development Approved June 29, 2015
The Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees reviewed and approved the Policy of Collection Development at their regular meeting on June 29, 2015. The goals and objectives provide a direction for public library service in Rippey and Greene County. From these goals, this policy was created.
Rippey Public Library Policy of Grievance Procedure, Approved June 29, 2015
The Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees reviewed and updated the Grievance Procedures for the library at their regular meeting, Monday, June 29, 2015.
Rippey Public Library Personnel Policy Approved Monday, June 29, 2015
The personnel policy for the Rippey Library approved Monday, June 29, 2015
Rippey Public Library Duties of the Librarian Policy Approved May 26, 2015
A general nature of the duties of the librarian approved May 26, 2015
Duties of the Librarian Assistant Approved May 19, 2014
A list of the duties of the librarian Assistant approved May 19, 2014.
Rippey Public Library Tornado and Severe Weather Policy Approved August 25, 2014
Tornado & Severe Weather Policy Approved 8/25/2014 at the regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees.
Rippey Public Library Volunteer Policy Adopted August 25, 2014
Purpose and Intent of volunteers in the Rippey Public Library Volunteers bring the library enthusiasm, energy, added talents, and a fresh perspective. They enhance, rather than replace adequate staffing. They enrich the library’s offerings, rather than provide basic services. Volunteer service aids the library in making the best use of its fiscal resources and contributes to sound working relationships with other city departments and recognized agencies, as well as with community groups and organizations. Volunteers are liaisons to the community and by their contribution are advocates for quality library service. The library and its volunteers must work together for mutual satisfaction.
Rippey Library Public Internet Access Policy, Approved March 31, 2014
The Public Internet Policy for the Rippey Public Library was revised and approved at the regular meeting of the board of trustees on March 31, 2014
Rippey Library Circulation Policy Approved March 31, 2014
The Rippey Public Library Circulation Policy was approved March 31, 2014 at the regular meeting of the board of trustees. Includes borrowers responsibilities and eligibility, fees, as well as procedures for damaged materials or theft.