To outline the parameters for co-sponsorship in relation to the implementation and development of library programs.
Co-sponsorship is defined as a mutually beneficial exchange whereby the Library receives funds, products or in-kind services from a sponsor who, in return, benefits from community recognition and advertising or promotional opportunities.
Responsibility for Implementation
The responsibility for the implementation of this policy lies with the County Librarian, acting according to the general policy established by the Board. This authority may be delegated to other staff by the County Librarian.
1. General Principles:
1.1. The Huron County Library encourages individuals, business firms, and community organizations to become sponsors of Library programs, collections, services and events. These sponsorships serve to benefit the community by allowing the Library to maintain or increase its level of service.
1.2. The Library reserves the right to refuse any sponsorship opportunity that is deemed inappropriate or unsuitable to the advancement of the mission and objectives of the Library.
2. Conditions of Sponsorship:
2.1. Sponsors must have no expectation of having any impact on the policies and operating procedures of the Library.
2.2. Any public use of the name, images and logos of the Library, its Friends or other affiliated organizations, must be approved by the County Librarian, or designate.
3. Sponsorship Agreement:
3.1. Sponsors shall be provided with a level of recognition commensurate with their contribution. Recognition shall be in conjunction with, but not limited to, the programs and services which are supported by the sponsor.
Public Libraries Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P. 44 Section 23 (4)
Partnerships with Other Organizations Policy
Approved November 17, 2009