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
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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

Travel reimbursement procedures for non GPLS employees

Travel reimbursement procedures for non GPLS employees are now available on the Public Library Info page (under 'Policies & Guidelines') on the GPLS website:

http://www.georgialibraries.org/lib/publiclibinfo/

In Support of Funding for Public Libraries

IN SUPPORT OF FUNDING FOR
PUBLIC LIBRARIES
HON. SANFORD D. BISHOP, JR.
OF GEORGIA

The Development and Decline of Regional Library Systems in Georgia, Advanced MLS Thesis, FSU 1993, Susan S. Whittle

Development and Decline of Regional Library Systems
in Georgia

Outline

I. Background

A. Purpose of the study
B. Review of studies on library development in Georgia
C. Methodology of the study

II. Development of Regional Library Systems in Georgia to 1945

A. Early stages
B. Traveling libraries
C. Governmental patterns affecting regional library systems
D. State library plan
E. Funding

III. Growth and Evolution of System

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