Standards & Best Practices

Standards and Best Practices for Public Libraries

Standards and Best Practices for Public Libraries in Alberta - developed by Public Library Services Branch, Municipal Affairs and issued spring 2011. This document includes:

  • Standards, which relate to bylaws, plan of service, policies, and financial reporting.
  • Best practices, which relate to facilities, hours of opening, personnel, technology, resource-sharing and collection management.

Public libraries housed in schools provides discussion points for libraries considering partnerships with school facilities.

The SuperNet Operational Policy is a provincial policy developed by Public Library Services Branch, Municipal Affairs. It governs how Public Library Network participants are connected to the SuperNet.

Core Technology Competencies - developed by the Alberta Public Library Electronic Network Technology Training Committee.

  • Technology core competencies are defined as a combination of skills, knowledge and behaviours related to library technology.

Guidelines on Library and Information Services for People with Disabilities - Canadian Library Association Position Statement.