The purpose of this policy is to outline privileges and awards for current and retired staff.
Policy Statement and Details
Long Service Awards
Long service by employees of the Burnaby Public Library Board will be recognized by including library staff in the City awards ceremonies. Long service awards will be presented to employees during the sixteenth calendar year of service and at five-year intervals thereafter. The amount to be spent will be reviewed by the Board from time to time, with the intent of following City of Burnaby practice.
Eligible employees shall be permanent employees of the Burnaby Public Library Board, and service shall mean permanent full-time and/or part-time work for the library plus any authorized leave of absences.
Retirement Gifts and Lifetime Library Cards
The Burnaby Public Library Board will purchase gifts for employees retiring from BPL with a minimum of fifteen (15) years of service. The amount to be spent will be reviewed by the Board from time to time, with the intent of following City of Burnaby practice.
Retiring staff with a minimum of fifteen (15) years of service are eligible for a lifetime library card, and they are exempt from overdue fines and request fees. This privilege applies to materials borrowed on the retired staff member’s lifetime library card and does not extend to family members or friends. All policies and procedures with respect to the use of library materials applies, and lifetime library card holders shall be responsible for replacement costs for damaged or lost items.
Last reviewed 2020-01-16