Staff Development

Staff members (excluding the janitor/cleaning crew) are encouraged to attend job-related meetings and workshops. Attendance shall have the prior approval of the Library Director. Employees will be considered to be in work status while attending such meetings and shall be reimbursed for reasonable expenses. Employees are encouraged to belong to professional organizations.

The District may pay the basic annual dues for salaried professional staff in either the American Library Association (ALA) or the Illinois Library Association (ILA). The District will not provide tuition reimbursement for fee courses in pursuit of a degree or certificate. The Library Director may review reimbursement for appropriate isolated continuing education activity of any staff member.

Revised: June 21, 2023