Constitutions and Bylaws for Georgia Public Libraries

A PDF of the document "Constitutions and Bylaws for Georgia Public Libraries : a handbook for and library administrators" (Jan 2012) by Marti A. Minor can now be downloaded from the GPLS Public Library Info page.

These materials are provided as general information only. No legal advice is being given by the Georgia Public Library Service, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, or any other person. You should consult with your attorney on all legal matters.

Judy Hoffman's presentation

Directors List - as of July 9, 2012

2011 Mileage Rates Unchanged

This memo is to communicate that the State’s current standard mileage reimbursement rate will remain at 51 cents until further notice. The IRS recently announced an increase to the standard automobile mileage rate from 51 cents to 55.5 cents effective July 1, 2011, however, the General Services Administration (GSA) has chosen not to adopt this rate at this time based on further evaluation.

Service Animals

Web site for Department of Justice ADA publication Service Animals.

GPLS Position on allocation of State Paid Positions

Per Sharon Rowe's request. This document is designed to be used as a discussion guide to educate board members (and new library directors) to the different ways that the salaries grant are used from system to system. While GPLS doesn't advocate for a centralized or a decentralized approach, there are certainly advantages to the economies of scale when using a centralized administrative staffing approach. This does place a larger burden on local agencies to fund county-only positions. Most systems have to live with what they've inherited and try to make the most of that.

Policy Example, GASB 54 Note Disclosure

Thanks to Anne Isbell for this policy example

Board Policy Descriptor Code: DGA

Fund Balance

Library employees paid solely with local funds are required to be members of the Teachers Retirement System.

To: Executive Director Teachers Retirement System
March 28, 2011
Re: Regional and county library employees paid solely with local funds are required to be members of the Teachers Retirement System.

Georgia Smokefree Air Act 2005

The Georgia Smokefree Air Act 2005 has been added to the GPLS Library Laws page. You can also find many library-related Georgia Code entries on this page.

GPLS Library Laws page

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