The following are resources helpful to Library Trustees:
Administrative Ready Reference:
For over a decade, the Administrative Ready Reference has served as a valuable resource, used by public library administrators, board members and trustees to answer library administration and governance questions. The Administrative Ready Reference includes detailed information devoted to public library law, policies and ordinances. Legal consultant, Phil Lenzini is the principal contributor of the information contained in the Administrative Ready Reference. However, many others throughout Illinois and within the Illinois State Library have also added content to this site.
The 3rd edition has been completely updated with new resources, policies and additional content. Ensuring access to the most current information, updates to the Administrative Ready Reference will be made, as needed, to reflect new public library policies and law changes.
Illinois Library Laws and Rules:
The updated edition of Illinois Library Laws and Rules is an essential reference tool for librarians, library trustees, lawmakers, and others in need of the most current body of law affecting Illinois libraries. Included in the edition are laws and regulations that affect local librarires, library systems, the Illinois State Library, the Illinois Records Act, and the Illinois Open Meetings Act.