Course:5: Access and Outreach
Lesson:Lesson 1: Good Reference and Access Practices
Topic:Write Your Reference Policy

Write Your Reference Policy 

If you donít already have a reference policy, now is a good time to get one started. If you do have one, you should get a copy of it and consider any revisions that might be appropriate.

Like all policies and procedures, your reference policy must reflect your own program and situation. There is no one size fits all reference policy. To get started, open the reference policy template. 

You can complete your policy by filling in the blanks on the template. Be sure to read through the regulations section carefully and make appropriate revisions and additions that work for your program. You should also read through the photocopying section carefully to make sure that your own practices are adequately reflected.

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