Reddick Public Library District strives to serve its community's needs for literacy, information, recreation, and culture.
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NEW YEAR’S DAY – Sunday, January 1, 2017
EASTER SUNDAY – Sunday, April 16, 2017
MOTHERS’ DAY – Sunday, May 14, 2017
ALL SUNDAYS from May 28, 2017 through September 3, 2017
MEMORIAL DAY – Monday, May 29, 2017
INDEPENDENCE DAY – Tuesday, July 4, 2017
LABOR DAY – Monday, September 4, 2017
THANKSGIVING EVE – Wednesday, November 22, 2017 (close @ 5:00pm)
THANKSGIVING DAY – Thursday, November 23, 2017
CHRISTMAS EVE – Sunday, December 24, 2017
CHRISTMAS DAY – Monday, December 25, 2017
NEW YEAR’S EVE – Sunday, December 31, 2017
NEW YEAR’S DAY – Monday, January 1, 2018 (already approved)
REDDICK PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
The Freedom of Information Act
I. A brief description of our public body is as follows:
A. Our purpose is to provide materials and services to meet the community’s needs for literacy, information, recreation, and culture. See Reddick Public Library District’s website @ www.reddicklibrary.org.
B. An organizational chart is attached.
C. The total amount of our operating budget for FY2017 is $1,115,485.72. Funding sources are property and personal property replacement taxes, state and federal grants, fines, charges, and donations. Tax levies are:
1. General Fund Tax (for general operating expenditures)
2. IMRF Fund Tax (provides for employees’ retirement and related expenses)
3. FICA Fund Tax (provides for employees’ FICA costs and related expenses)
4. Audit Fund Tax (for annual audit and related expenses)
5. Building Fund Tax (for maintaining the building)
6. Insurance Fund Tax (for insurance premiums, risk management, unemployment and worker’s compensation insurance, and relatedexpenses)
7. Working Cash Fund (for internal loans)
D. The office is located at this address: 1010 Canal Street, Ottawa, Illinois 61350.
E. We have approximately the following number of persons employed:
1. Full-time 7
2. Part-time 15
F. The following organization exercises control over our policies and procedures: The Reddick Public Library District Board of Trustees, which meets monthly on the 2nd Monday, 6:00 pm, at the library. Its members are: Neil Reinhardt, President; Jean Batson-Turner, Vice President; Bill Strong Jr., Secretary; Jameson Campaigne, Treasurer; Phyllis Palmer, Mary Rooney, and Melissa Hulse.
G. We are required to report and be answerable for our operations to:
Illinois State Library, Springfield, Illinois. Its members are State Librarian, Jesse White(Secretary of State); Director of State Library, Anne Craig; and various other staff.
II. You may request the information and the records available to the public in the following manner:
A. Your request can be made by mail, facsimile, e-mail, or personal delivery during regular business hours of the Library.
B. If utilizing facsimile, your request should be sent to 815.434.2634. If utilizing e-mail your request should be directed to either of the following Reddick Library FOIA officers:
C. You must indicate whether you have a “commercial purpose” in your request.
D. You must specify the records requested to be disclosed for inspection or to be copied. If you desire that any records be certified, you must specify which ones.
E. To reimburse us our actual costs for reproducing and certifying (if requested) the records, you will be charged the following fees:
There is a $1.00 charge for each certification of records.
There is no charge for the first fifty (50) pages of black and white text either letter or legal size.
There is a $0.15 per page charge for copied records in excess of 50 pages.
The actual copying cost of color copies and other sized copies will be charged.
F. If the records are kept in electronic format, you may request a specific format and if feasible, they will be so provided, but if not, they will be provided either in the electronic format in which they are kept (and you would be required to pay the actual cost of the medium only; i.e., disc, diskette, tape, etc.) or in paper as you select.
G. The office will respond to a written request within five (5) working days or sooner if possible. An extension of an additional five (5) working days may be necessary to properly respond.
H. Records may be inspected or copied. If inspected, an employee must be present throughout the inspection.
I. The place and times where the records will be available as follows:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Reddick Public Library District, Director’s Office
III. Certain types of information maintained by us are exempt from inspection and copying. However, the following types or categories of records are maintained under our control:
A. Monthly Financial Statements
B. Annual Receipts and Disbursements Reports
C. Budget and Appropriation Ordinances
D. Levy Ordinances
E. Operating Budgets
F. Annual Audits
G. Minutes of the Board of Library Trustees
H. Library Policies, including Materials Selection
I. Adopted Ordinances and Resolutions of the Board
J. Annual Reports to the Illinois State Library
Adopted by Library Board 12/14/09; updated 5/26/15
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Opened to the public on September 19, 1888, the library was a gift to the city by William Reddick. Reddick came to the United States from Ireland in 1816, finally settling in the Ottawa area in 1835. Reddick entered politics and became quite prominent, representing LaSalle County in the state senate from 1847-1851 and again in 1870-1873.
In 1860, he built one of the most impressive Italianate residences in the state. Upon his death in 1885, he willed his fine home to the City of Ottawa, together with a substantial endowment, for use as a public library and reading room "... to be known and called by the name of Reddick's Library."
The library offered its services from the mansion until February 17,1975, when a new facility was built to accommodate the library's growing collections and patronage.
Through a November 2006 referendum, Reddick Library's service area was expanded to include most of the Ottawa Township High School taxing district. Click on the attachment below to view the district map.
Reddick Library offers a broad selection of materials in a variety of formats and an ever-growing array of traditional and non-traditional programs and services for patrons of all ages. With the ongoing support of the public it serves, it seems that William Reddick's wish to have a library that shall "... ever be open to the public" has indeed found expression.
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The following policies have been adopted by the Reddick Library District Board of Trustees:
Items with two week check out and two renewals:
Items with two week check out and one renewal:
DVDs - TV series, nonfiction
Items with two week check out and no renewal:
New DVDs - TV series, nonfiction
Items with one week check out and one renewal:
DVDs - feature films
Items with one week check out and no renewal:
New DVDs - feature films
REDDICK PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
COLLECTION MANAGEMENT POLICY
The purpose of the Collection Management Policy of the Reddick Public Library District is to guide the library staff in their assigned areas of collection management and to inform the public of the principles which govern the management of the Library’s collection.
The responsibility for the policy governing the management of the Library’s collections rests with the Board of Trustees. Responsibility for managing the collections is delegated to the Library Director and her/his designees. However, all members of the staff and patrons may recommend titles for consideration. Recommendations for materials from citizens of the community should be encouraged. Individuals can complete a Purchase Request form at the service desk. All requests are given consideration, and patrons will be informed of the Library’s decision. Interlibrary loan may be utilized for out of print items and for items that do not meet the criteria for purchase.
Criteria for Selection
Through careful selection, the Library strives to maintain a diverse collection of quality materials, including items of contemporary significance and permanent value, as well as a selection of materials concerning social issues and ephemeral items. Circulating materials are supplemented by a number of reference materials for both in-house and virtual use.
1. Materials are selected to fulfill the roles established by the Reddick Public Library District Board of Trustees. The following criteria serve as guidelines:
a. Literary quality
b. Popular demand
c. Value of information
d. Current or historical interest
e. Relevance to community interests and needs.
2. Selection of materials is made on the basis of the values and interests of all the people in the community. No material will be excluded because of the race, nationality, religion, or political or social views of the author.
3. Because it is impossible for selectors to examine all items being considered for purchase, they depend on reliable selection aids, which include reviews found in standard sources. Other selection aids include, but are not limited to, ALA Notable Books lists, Pulitzer Prize lists, and published lists of bestsellers.
4. Because the Library serves a public that includes a wide range of ages, educational backgrounds, and reading skills, it will seek to select materials of varying complexity. No titles are excluded from the collection solely because the frankness of presentation might be offensive to some nor because the material might not be suitable for all levels. High interest materials of questionable long-term value are included in the collection and may be withdrawn once they have served their purpose. Literary merit is not a nessary criterion for high interest materials.
5. When available, materials that contain a significant amount of information about Ottawa and the district or are written by a resident of the library district, will be acquired.
1. The Board of Trustees believes that censorship in an individual matter and declares that, while anyone is free to reject for themselves materials of which they do not approve, they cannot exercise this right of censorship to restrict the freedom of others.
2. The Library purchases material for collections for each of the following general age groups: adults, preschool-age children, elementary-age children, and junior high-age children. Library selectors choose relevant materials for each of these collections. However, there are no age restrictions on the borrowing of library materials. Selection of materials for the adult collection will not be limited by the fact that this collection is widely used by high school and junior high students, and increasingly by elementary school students. The responsibility for monitoring library material used by minors rests with the parent or guardian.
3. The Library Board of Trustees defends the principle of Freedom to Read and declares that whenever censorship is involved, no material will be removed from the library except under the orders of a court of competent jurisdiction. The principles of which this policy is based are expressed in the Library Bill of Rights, adopted by the American Library Association (ALA), and as amended by the ALA Council, and the following interpretations by the ALA Council: Challenged materials, Evaluating Library Collections, Exhibit Spaces and Meeting Rooms, Expurgation of Library Materials, Free Access to Libraries for Minors, Restricted Access to Library Materials, and Statement on Labeling, copies of which are attached hereto and incorporated herein.
4. The Library Board of Trustees adopts and declares that it will adhere to and support:
a. The Library Bill of Rights adopted by the American Library Association.
b. The Freedom to Read statement adopted by the American Library Association.
c. The Freedom to View statement adopted by the American Library Association.
(These documents are appended to this policy.)
5. Patrons with complaints concerning specific library materials will be referred to the Director. It is the responsibility of the Director to discuss the complaint with the patron and attempt to clarify any questions regarding the materials. The patron will be provided with a copy of the Collection Management Policy of the Reddick Library.
6. If the patron decides to pursue their complaint, the patron will complete a copy of the Citizen’s Request for Reconsideration of Materials form and return it to the Director. Upon receipt, the Director will review the form and make an appointment with the patron for a consultation regarding the material. Should the consultation not rectify the problem, the Director will bring the matter to the attention of the Library Board of Trustees for their consideration.
1. Gifts of books and other materials will be accepted by the Library with the understanding that these articles are given unconditionally and become the property of the library. The library reserves the right to add the item to its collection, donate it to another institution, or dispose of it in any other manner.
2. Gifts of money, real property, and stocks and bonds are encouraged and are most useful to the library in unrestricted form. Any restrictions or conditions attached to such gifts must apply to the mission and roles of the library and be acceptable to the Board of Trustees.
3. Personal property, art objects, memorial, or commemorative objects, displays or plaques, portraits, artifacts, antiques, museum objects, and similar materials are generally not accepted as gifts by the library. Under certain circumstances the library may accept such a gift if all conditions are approved by the Board of Trustees.
4. The library will not accept any materials which are not outright gifts, nor will the library accept any materials that attach the condition of periodic or permanent display.
5. No valuations or appraisals shall be made by the library staff on any potential or actual gifts to the library.
Withdrawal of Material
Materials, which no longer meet the stated objectives of the Library, will be discarded according to the accepted professional practices as described in the publication, the CREW Manual. Disposition of all library materials will be at the discretion of the Library Director.
COLLECTION CRITERIA FOR SPECIFIC LIBRARY COLLECTIONS
Sub-sections of the collection are listed in alphabetical order.
In order to preserve the original integrity of the text, as well as the author's intent, print and audio abridgements are rarely considered for the inclusion. Abridgements or reworking of a plot or character by the original author, or abridgements of classic works intended for children may be considered.
Blind and Physically Handicapped Talking Book Service
Talking book service to patrons with disabilities is provided by the State Library through a system of regional offices. The library will provide referral to the appropriate agency.
The library purchases online subscriptions items that reflect the reference needs of the general public and the academic needs of students from elementary school through high school. Selection factors include reference value, availability of print equivalent, cost, availability of remote access, and patron demand. Priority will be given to those products that provide a unique service, provide added value to their print equivalents, and which are the equivalent of large paper collections.
The library purchases a collection of e-books and e-audiobooks through the consortium to which the Library belongs as well as a supplemental program for the Library’s own patrons.
Foreign Language Materials
The library collects a variety of basic foreign language materials, including print and recordings for children and adults that reflect the ethnicity of the community. The library will also provided access to materials at other libraries through interlibrary loan.
The library purchases a variety of general guides to help patrons learn how to trace their ancestry. Genealogies of specific families are considered only if the family is of local interest. Staff will provide referral to other libraries and agencies for specific genealogy questions that are beyond the scope of the collection.
The library purchases non-book materials for in-house use or for circulation, which include audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, microfilm, DVDs, and music CDs. Selectors utilize the criteria for and methods of selection listed above. Non-book materials are under constant evaluation and are subject to change. Cost of items, budget, patron use, and improved technologies are determining factors in selection.
The Library does not purchase textbooks, but a collection of some textbooks have been donated to the Library by local school districts for in-house use. The library policy is to purchase materials to supplement and complement the curriculum offerings of the schools within the library district.
Review of Policy
Because the needs of the community change, the Collection Management Policy is revised as needed and/or reviewed by the Board of Trustees at least every five years.
THE LIBRARY BILL OF RIGHTS
THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.
1. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people in the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.
2. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.
3. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.
4. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.
5. A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.
6. Libraries should make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.
ALA FREEDOM TO READ STATEMENT
1. It is in the public interest for publishers and librarians to make available the widest diversity of views and expressions, including those that are unorthodox, unpopular, or considered dangerous by the majority.
2. Publishers, librarians, and booksellers do not need to endorse every idea or presentation they make available. It would conflict with the public interest for them to establish their own political, moral, or aesthetic views as a standard for determining what should be published or circulated.
3. It is contrary to the public interest for publishers or librarians to bar access to writings on the basis of the personal history or political affiliations of the author.
4. There is no place in our society for efforts to coerce the taste of others, to confine adults to the reading matter deemed suitable for adolescents, or to inhibit the efforts of writers to achieve artistic expression.
5. It is not in the public interest to force a reader to accept the prejudgment of a label characterizing any expression or its author as subversive or dangerous.
6. It is the responsibility of publishers and librarians, as guardians of the people's freedom to read, to contest encroachments upon that freedom by individuals or groups seeking to impose their own standards or tastes upon the community at large; and by the government whenever it seeks to reduce or deny public access to public information.
7. It is the responsibility of publishers and librarians to give full meaning to the freedom to read by providing books that enrich the quality and diversity of thought and expression. By the exercise of this affirmative responsibility, they can demonstrate that the answer to a "bad" book is a good one, the answer to a "bad" idea is a good one.
ALA FREEDOM TO VIEW STATEMENT
The freedom to view, along with the freedom to speak, to hear, and to read, is protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. In a free society, there is no place of censorship in any medium of expression. Therefore, these principles are affirmed:
1. To provide the broadest possible access to film, video, and other audiovisual materials because they are a means for the communication of ideas. Liberty of circulation is essential to insure the constitutional guarantee of freedom of expression.
2. To protect the confidentiality of all individuals and institutions using film, video, and other audiovisual materials.
3. To provide film, video, and other audiovisual materials which represent a diversity of views and expression. Selection of a work does not constitute or imply agreement with or approval of content.
4. To provide a diversity of viewpoints without the constraint of labeling or prejudging film, video, and other audiovisual materials on the basis of the moral, religious, or political beliefs of the producer or filmmaker or on the basis of controversial content.
5. To contest vigorously, by all lawful means, every encroachment upon the public’s freedom to view.
Adopted by Board 5/12/03
Updated by Board 11/10/08, 2/11/13
CITIZEN'S REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION OF LIBRARY MATERIALS
Name: ____________________________________ Date: ______________
City: _______________________________ Phone: ______________________
Whom do you represent?
___Organization (Please specify)
___Other (Please specify)
Materials on which you are commenting:
1. What brought this title to your attention?
2. Please comment on the resource as a whole as well as being specific on those matters that concern you.
3. What are your specific recommendations to the library regarding this work?
(OFFICE USE ONLY)
Board meeting date: ____________
CURRENTLY UNDER REVISION
PLEASE CHECK BACK.
Actions resulting in the loss of Computer privileges:
The first offense will result in the loss of privileges for 3 months.
The second offense will result in the loss of privileges for one year.
Internet Policy & Suggestions:
Unlike resources the library purchases, the library cannot control the content available through the Internet. Reddick Library is not responsible for direct or indirect damage incurred by patrons while using Internet resources.
Reddick Library staff will provide assistance as time and staff knowledge permit. Staff will not provide individual instruction.
Patrons have the right to access and read all library service policies and discuss questions with appropriate staff.
Revised by Board of Trustees 07/14/08; 7/8/13
The Reddick Public Library District welcomes all individuals to use resources made available to the community. In order to provide a safe, comfortable experience for everyone in the library, the following forms of conduct are not permitted and are representative of actions that may result in the loss of library privileges:
Anyone violating the regulations of the Reddick Public Library District may be asked to leave the premises. Staff will notify the Police Department if an individual fails to heed staff requests. In cases of severe or repeated violations of the Library's regulations, the Library Director may suspend library privileges for 1 day up to 6 months. Written notification shall be made when possible whenever actions concerning severe or repeated violations occur. An individual wishing to file an appeal shall submit it in writing to the Library Director, who will respond in writing.
Patrons donate materials with the understanding that they will be added to the collection if they meet the library's needs and fulfill the materials selection policy standards. Items not added to the collection may be disposed of in any suitable manner.
eReader Lending Policy
The library owns two different eReaders: Barnes & Noble Nook™ and Amazon Kindle. Our goal in starting this service is to offer you an eReader experience so you can make informed decisions should you decide to purchase one. You can decide whether this new technology delivers reading in a way that fits your lifestyle.
To reserve an eReader, call the library at (815) 434-0509 or stop by the Circulation Desk. A preference for one of the brands may be specified. You will then check out up to 4 e-books from the library’s e-book collection. Go to http://omnilibraries.org and follow the directions to place books in your e-cart. A library staff member will then download your book(s) to the eReader prior to checking the eReader out to you.
Acknowledgement of eReader Replacement Cost
I, ______________________________________________________________(print full name), understand that by checking out an eReader from the Reddick Public Library District that I am responsible for the replacement cost of the device and/or its accessories if lost or damaged. Overdue charges are $5.00 per day. I acknowledge that eReaders are NOT to be returned in the outside book drop but must be returned to the Reddick Public Library District circulation desk when the library is open.
Check-out date/staff initials
Check-in date/staff initials
Print Materials, Music, Audiobooks, and Playaways
One day's grace* and $.10 per day to a maximum of $10.00
Movies and Software
One day's grace* and $0.50 per day to a maximum of $10.00
*Please note that there is no day of grace on items obtained out-of-system.
Overdue charge of $5.00 per day to a maximum of $50.00
If returned in book drop box, charge of $25.00
Lost or damaged charge of $175.00
If a patron has misplaced an item, the staff will offer to renew the item 3 times*, giving the patron a chance to continue to search for the item(s).
- The replacement fee for a lost or damaged item is the item's retail price at its time of purchase.
- Lost and paid items are non-refundable.
- If a lost item is out of print, the replacement fee is the current average retail price or retail price of a similar item.
*Renewing an item three times may not be possible for out-of-system materials.
Returned Check Fee
Up to $25.00
Missing barcode- $1.00
Book jacket- $2.00
Music CD/DVD case- $3.00/ Multiple- $6.00
Entire case without barcode and artwork- $5.00
Audio CD/ Playaway case- $10.00
Computer usage- $1.00 per hour (or portion thereof) for non-Reddick cardholders
Computer printouts- $0.25 per page (B&W); $1.00 per page (color)
Microfilm reader printouts- $0.25 per page
Copy machine- $.010 per page (B&W)
Ear buds- $1.50
Library tote bag- $2.00
FAX service (send)- $1.00 per page
FAX service (receive)- $1.00 per page- No international faxing
Material recovery fee- $10.00 per account (if turned over for collection)
BACKGROUND: Interlibrary loan (ILL) is the term used when a library borrows materials from or lends materials to another library. Reddick Public Library District (RPLD) recognizes its responsibility to develop collections that will meet the needs of its user community. However, given the wide range of patron interests coupled with a limited budget, it is not possible to provide all types of information to every patron. Therefore, interlibrary loan is a service offered to patrons to help meet their recreational, informational and educational needs.
As a member of the PrairieCat and ILLINET, RPLD shares its collections with other libraries in order to uphold its commitment to the ILLINET network.
RPLD subscribes to the rules set forth in the most current ILLINET Interlibrary Loan Code and National Interlibrary Loan Code as a guide to borrowing and lending items.
INTERLIBRARY LOAN – BORROWING
Interlibrary loan borrowing services are available to RPLD patrons whose library cards are in good standing.
A patron whose library card is in good standing may request no more than 50 items at one time. Patrons:
Privileges will be revoked until all overdue interlibrary loan items are returned, fines paid, or bills paid.
INTERLIBRARY LOAN – LENDING
Loan of Returnable Items:
All items in the library’s circulating collection will be shared with other libraries with consideration for the needs of local patrons. RPLD reserves the right to determine whether a particular item should or should not be provided, and whether or not the original or a copy should be sent. All loans are made free of charge.
Loan of Non-Returnable Items:
Photocopies of items in its collection are available free of charge to other libraries as condition and length permits. The Reddick Library adheres to copyright laws and guidelines.
RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER LIBRARY POLICIES
This policy is part of the library’s overall policy structure and should be interpreted in conjunction with other existing policies.
Approved by Board of Trustees 4/10/2006; updated 10/14/2013
Investment of Public Funds
1.0 PURPOSE AND SCOPE. The purpose of this policy statement is to outline the responsibilities, general objectives, and specific guidelines for management of public funds by the Reddick Public Library District. Its scope includes all funds governed by the Library Board of Trustees.
2.0 RESPONSIBILITIES. All investment policies and procedures of the Reddick Public Library District will be in accordance with Illinois law. The authority of the Library Board of Library Trustees to control and invest public funds is defined in the Illinois Public Funds Investment Act, and the investments permitted are described therein. Administration and execution of these policies are the responsibility of the Treasurer, and, by designation, the Library Director acting under the authority of the Library Board of Trustees. Investments, fund balances, and the status of such accounts will be reported at each regularly scheduled meetings of the Library Board.
3.0 OBJECTIVES AND GUIDELINES. The primary objective in the investment of District funds is to ensure the safety of principal, while managing liquidity to pay the financial obligations of the District and providing the highest investment return using authorized instruments.In selecting financial institutions and investment instruments to be used, the following general objectives should be considered:
A. Safety: Investments shall be undertaken in a manner that seeks to ensure the preservation of capital in the portfolio.
B. Maintenance of sufficient liquidity to meet current obligations: In general, investments should be managed to meet liquidity needs for the current month plus one month (based on forecasted needs).
C. Return on investment: Within the constraints of Illinois law and this investment policy, every effort should be made to maximize return on investments made. All available funds will be placed in investments or kept in interest-bearing deposit accounts at all times.
D. Simplicity of management: The time required by library administrative staff to manage investments shall be kept to a minimum.
4.0 PRUDENCE. Investments shall be made with the judgment and care under the circumstances then prevailing which persons of prudence, discretion and intelligence exercise in the management of their own affairs, not for speculation, but for investment, considering the probable preservation of their capital as well as the probable income to be derived. This “prudent person” standard shall be used by all investment officers of the district and shall be followed in making investments for the district and in managing those investments.
5.0 ETHICS AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST: Officers and employees involved in the investment process shall refrain from personal business activities that might conflict with the proper execution and management of this investment program, or that could impair their ability to make impartial decisions, or that could give the appearance of impropriety. Officers and employees shall disclose any material interests in financial institutions with which the Library conducts business. They shall further disclose any personal or business financial/investment positions that could be related to the performance of the Library’s investment portfolio.
6.0 DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY: The Board of Library Trustees may employ one or more investment advisor(s) possessing superior capabilities in the management of assets of governmental bodies. The Board shall require the investment advisor(s) selected to meet the following conditions:
A. To take actions in the exercise of its discretion which in its best professional judgment are in the best interests of the district and in accordance with this Policy.
B. To execute all investment transactions on behalf of the District at the best net price, utilizing such approved brokers and dealers as it deems appropriate to obtain the best execution capabilities and/or valuable information with respect to the economy, at the lowest cost to the District.
C. Such additional responsibilities as are set forth in such investment advisor’s written contract with the District.
The District’s investment advisor(s) shall be responsible for establishing the internal controls in written procedures for the operation of the District’s investment program as set forth in this Policy.
Until the Board of Library Trustees appoints one or more investment advisor(s), management responsibility for the investment program set forth in this Policy is delegated to the Treasurer, and, by designation, the Library Director acting under the authority of the Library Board of Trustees.
7.0 AUTHORIZED BROKERS/DEALERS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS: All financial institutions and brokers/dealers who want to qualify to bid for investment transactions must initially, and on a periodic basis upon request, provide to the District’s authorized investment officers the following, where applicable:
A. Audited financial statements;
B. Trading resolution;
C. Proof of State of Illinois registration;
D. Certification of notice and knowledge of the District’s Investment Policy;
E. Published reports for brokers from rating agencies with investment grade ratings; and
F. Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income.
An annual review of the financial condition and registration of qualified bidders will be conducted by the District’s authorized investment officers. More frequent reviews may be conducted if warranted.
A current audited financial statement is required to be on file for each financial institution and broker/dealer with which the District has established a depository, trading, or safekeeping relationship. Qualified bidders shall submit annual audited financial statements and shall submit financial statements when a material change occurs in the financial condition or registration of qualified bidders.
8.0 AUTHORIZED AND SUITABLE INVESTMENTS: The list of authorized investments shall include those authorized by Section 2 of the Public Funds Investment Act (30 ILCS 235/2).
9.0 INVESTMENT RESTRICTIONS:
A. Authorized investment officers shall not invest in tri-party repurchase agreements of derivative products, and will not leverage assets through reverse repurchase agreements.
B. Except for repurchase agreements of government securities which are subject to the Government Securities Act of 1986, the District shall not purchase or invest in instruments which constitute repurchase agreements, and no financial institution may enter into such an agreement with or on behalf of the district unless the instruments and the transaction meet the requirements of Section 2(h) of the Illinois Public Funds Investment Act (30 ILCS 235/2(h)).
C. Repurchase agreements may be executed only with approved financial institutions or brokers/dealers meeting the District’s established standards, which shall include a mutual execution of a Master Repurchase Agreement adopted by the District.
Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees 11/09/09; Amended 02/13/12
Reddick Library's Meeting Room Policy and Meeting Room Application can be accessed below.
Please contact Library Director, Kathy Clair, for more information.
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Photo and Video Policy
Attendance at programs and events at the Reddick Public Library District constitutes consent to be photographed or videotaped for publication on the library’s website, social media pages, and/or additional uses the library deems necessary. The Library does not tag photos on social media and does not use children’s names in photos.
If you or your child do not wish to be photographed or videotaped, please notify Library staff.
The Reddick Public Library District serves a diverse public with unique individual needs and levels of ability to conduct research independently. Providing reference service is one of the roles of the library. Providing both a trained staff and materials to meet users’ needs for timely, accurate, and useful information are goals of the library. The Library encourages all patrons to seek the assistance of staff to meet their information needs.
Effort is made to answer all types of questions with no distinction made about the purpose of the inquiry or use of the information. All questions are handled in confidence and with impartiality. The Reddick Public Library District subscribes to the American Library Association’s Code of Ethics and the most recent standards document, Serving Our Public 2.0: Standards for Public Libraries, for both reference and reader’s advisory services.
Reference service and materials are available to all persons. Reference service and materials are available during all hours the library is open and are provided in response to all forms of inquiry including, but not limited to, patrons in the library, telephone, and electronic means. The reference questions of patrons visiting the library are given the highest priority.
Staff will complete a search of in-house and electronic sources to answer a question. Patrons are given the source of the information as well as the answer. If determining the answer requires reading and evaluating an extensive amount of text, the staff will direct the patron to the appropriate sources. The patron will be responsible for completing the necessary synthesis. A staff member’s personal opinion will not be given as fact. In the instance of legal, medical, investment, or tax reference questions, the staff may only guide the patron to the material available on the topic of interest. Staff may not evaluate or interpret the information provided nor may the staff define the meaning of terms, offer investment advice, select income tax forms, or serve as a surrogate for a professional in any of the fields listed above. If all materials within the library are beyond the understanding of the patron, the patron will be advised to consult with their professional from the above listed field for additional information or advice.
If information appropriate to a patron’s need is not available in the Library, a referral will be made. Staff will make every attempt to answer a patron’s question during the patron’s visit or telephone call. Otherwise, questions usually will be answered within 24 hours. When a library patron cannot come to the library due to a disability or unusual circumstances, staff will mail materials, excluding tax forms. Patrons will be charged fees related to requests. Non-Reddick Public Library District cardholders must request materials from their home library. Genealogy information unique to Reddick Public Library District will be provided for a fee.
Reference and reader’s advisory services comply with copyright and other applicable restrictions in the use of library materials.
Reference materials, regardless of format, may not be removed from the library.
Amended by Board 10/12/09
Reddick Public Library District provides 4 study rooms for individual quiet study and for small groups to work together without disturbing other library users. The library's User Conduct Policy is posted in each study room. Users are expected to follow these behavior standards. Failure to abide by library policies may result in denial of future use of study rooms.
Adopted by Library Board 4/14/2014; updated 8/8/2016
Reddick Public Library District extends limited borrowing privileges to persons who are living in temporary residences, shelters, or hotels/motels within the library district. "Temporary residence" is defined as a short-term stay (typically more than one month but less than one year) at an address in the Reddick Public Library District. Valid photo identification is required as well as one of the following forms of verification of residence:
An appropriate expiration date for the temporary library card will be entered in the database. The temporary library card is restricted to a checkout maximum of three items. The card may be renewed for an additional period following verification of identification and residence as above. This library card is for local use only; no holds may be placed. All other library fine and fee policies apply.
Adopted by Library Board 2/13/2017
Reddick Library welcomes and encourages children to use its services and facilities. The Staff is committed to helping children find materials to meet their needs, providing a welcoming environment, and programs that enrich, inform, and entertain. Library staff cannot, nor is it their responsibility, to serve as babysitters, teachers, or disciplinarians.
Any public place can be dangerous for a child who is left unattended, even for brief periods of time. Staff members can not know or be responsible if children leave the building with responsible caregivers or with strangers. When a child is left at the library without a parent or adult, the child's boredom, fatigue, or fear may lead to behavior that disrupts the service that library staff provides. The library encourages parents and adults to consider the safety and well-being of their children and the needs of other library users of all ages.
Please help keep your children safe by following our Unattended Children Policy, which is highlighted below. Violations of this policy are grounds for suspension of Library privileges.