Maryland Laws and CCPL

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Maryland Laws and CCPL

  1. 1. Maryland Laws and CCPL Gail Griffith November, 2006
  2. 2. What kinds of state laws affect public libraries and their staff? <ul><li>CCPL’s Personnel Policies manual incorporates the laws that relate to hiring, disciplining, and terminating staff. </li></ul><ul><li>Other important provisions of the law deal with how public libraries are established, governed, and funded. </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland law also establishes and defines confidential and public records. Both are critical to public libraries! </li></ul>
  3. 3. How Local Public Libraries are Governed <ul><li>County systems with Library Boards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appointed: can serve two consecutive 5-year terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy and fiduciary responsibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CCPL’s Board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seven members, including one from each library service area </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. CCPL Library Board, 2006 <ul><li>Keir Knight, Gilda Hogan, Todd Herring, Joyce Muller, Jack Bowden, </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Lou Dewey, Nancy Lynch </li></ul>
  5. 5. Responsibility for Funding <ul><li>Funding sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State per-capita </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>County responsibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal (and other) grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generated income (fines, fees, gifts) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CCPL’s Budget </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Operating Revenue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$7.9 M (FY 2007) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>11% state </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>84% county </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5% generated </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operating Expenses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>72% salaries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>16% materials, access </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>12% everything else </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Accounts </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Who Pays for Retirement and FICA? <ul><li>For most staff, the State does </li></ul><ul><li>Certification of staff is required </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MLS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Associate ( LATI ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clerical </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Maryland Library Alphabet Soup DLDS uses LSTA funds to support public libraries and statewide library networking. DLDS, MSDE Division of Library Development and Services, Maryland State Department of Education aka ‘The State Library’ LSTA--IMLS Library Services and Technology Act Institute for Museum and Library Services SLRC--EPFL State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library Regional Libraries MILO Maryland Interlibrary Organization WMPL Western Maryland Public Libraries ESRL Eastern Shore Regional Library SMRLA Southern Maryland Regional Library Association LBPH Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
  8. 8. Confidentiality of Records <ul><li>Confidentiality of circulation records </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public records vs. confidential records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who’s the custodian of the records? </li></ul></ul>

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