Norfolk Public Library System
Policy and Procedures
The Norfolk Public Library welcomes sponsorship from local business, corporations, families and individuals. The aim of sponsorship is to obtain funding or in-kind support to provide services and equipment that may not otherwise be available. The Board of Trustees of the Norfolk Public Library believes that libraries play an essential role in the quality of life of our citizens and in this important function, the library should be supported through public funding. Therefore, sponsorship revenue should only be used to fund optional additional services or new, "start up" services.
The following principles will guide the Norfolk Public Library in the solicitation and acceptance of gifts, grants or support to enhance or develop library programs and services:
Recognition and Acknowledgement
The library will ensure that each sponsor receives acknowledgement and to the degree that the donor is willing, public recognition. The following guidelines will be used in providing acknowledgement to and recognition for sponsors:
In all cases, the type and scope of donor recognition required by the donor will be weighed against the benefit to the library.
Authority for Implementation