This guide is intended to serve as a resource for Mississippi public library system directors.  It is a starting point for discussion among the library directors, administrative library board of trustees, library staff, and the community.   Care has been exercised with the content and it is hoped that the major issues and concerns facing public libraries have been acknowledged and addressed.

The information contained herein is designed as a starting point or orientation for the novice library director and as a checklist for the experienced director. The guide refers to specific policies, plans and procedures that should be of interest to public library systems.

As a living document, the Library Development team will be adding and revising subjects as needed. If there is a subject you don’t see here that you feel would be of benefit, please contact Lacy Ellinwood at 601-432-4154 or lellinwood@mlc.lib.ms.us.