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B-1 Freedom of Information

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B-1 Freedom of Information Policy

Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees October 21, 2014.

It is the policy of the Helen M. Plum Memorial Library Board of Trustees to permit access to and copying of public records in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (the “Act”), effective July 1, 1984, balanced, however, by the limited exceptions recognized in the Act to safeguard individual privacy and the efficient operation of the Library and by the purpose of the Act not to further commercial enterprise.

The Library Director is hereby authorized and directed to do the following in regard to compliance with the Act:

  1. Establish administrative regulations to guide the Library in complying with the Act. The administrative regulations shall include, but not be limited to, permitting only Library employees to search for and reproduce requested documents, establishing fees for the copying and certification of records and also specifying time limits for appeals from decisions denying documents.
  2. Establish the Business office, and the regular hours of that office, as the place and times for submission of requests for documents.
  3. Prepare the information directory, block diagram, and index of public records required by the Act.
  4. Report or have the board president report to the Board of Trustees at the time of each regular meeting any requests made under the Act and also report the status of the response.
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