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Legal issues in GA public libraries

New Meeting Archives page with videos from meetings

Jay Turner, GPLS Director of Continuing Education, has put together a list of links to the videos of various meetings(Directors Meetings, RPLAC, PINES and GADD). You can find a link to this new page in the Resources box on the right margin of this Directors Knowledge Base site.

Here is a direct link to the page:
http://www.georgialibraries.org/directorskb/?q=node/361

May 2012 Directors Meeting Documents

Documents from the May 2012 Directors Meeting, including the Open Records and Personnel Policies presentations are now online. You can find them here:

http://www.georgialibraries.org/dir_mtg/05_2012/

Documents from this and other directors meetings can be found by going to the Directors Meetings section of the Public Library Info page on the GPLS site

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

State Accounting Office's Travel Expense Statement Form

The State Accounting Office's "Travel Expense Statement Form" has been added to the State Grants & Accounting page on the GPLS website, in the TRAVEL FORMS AND PROCEDURES section:

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

Policies and procedures when offering voter registration to library patrons

Directors, officials at the Secretary of State's office have recently become aware that outside groups are distributing voter information that is misleading or incorrect, and are asking libraries to post such information. Libraries should not post ANY voting information, and should only use information from the election connection website (see below for link) when assisting patrons. I am forwarding a message from the voter services manager below. Please share with staff at all locations.

Thank you,
Julie

Notice:

PINES 2012 Annual Patron Satisfaction Survey

The eighth annual PINES User Satisfaction Survey was conducted between April 15-21, 2012.

Users entering the PINES online catalog, whether at a library workstation or from a remote home or office computer, had the opportunity to complete the survey during this time. In seven days, nearly 800 users answered our questions. Once again, the overwhelming majority of respondents indicated a high level of satisfaction with the PINES system.

Financial Management for Libraries slides

Attached below is a PDF of the slides from the 'Financial Management for Libraries' presentation by Tracy Arner, CPA at the April 2012 Financial Management Program for Business Managers.

State Accounting Office Travel Policy updated for 2012

The 'State Accounting Office Travel Policy' document, which shows State travel reimbursement rates for calendar year 2012, has been updated on the Grants/Accounting page:
http://www.georgialibraries.org/lib/stategrants_accounting/

The link to this PDF document can be found in the Travel Forms and Procedures section of the page.

A Current Look at Georgia's Public Libraries and GPLS, FY 2011, now available for download

"A Current Look at Georgia's Public Libraries & GPLS, Fiscal Year 2011 Data, Issued April 2012," has been added to the Public Library Info page. The document is divided into four PDF files for download:

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

Attorney General Opinion 2011-2, regarding TRS participation

http://www.georgia.gov/00/opinion/detail/0,2668,87670814_87670929_169864...

The above link is to the Attorney General's Opinion in 2011 regarding:

Regional and county library employees paid solely with local funds are required to be members of the Teachers Retirement System.

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