The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines and direction on staff and trustee training and conference attendance.

Policy Statement and Details

Burnaby Public Library is committed to investing in staff and trustee training and professional development through internal and external training, conference attendance, meetings and visits to other libraries.

The Chief Librarian is authorized by the Board to approve expenditures of up to $5,000 for staff who wish to attend conferences, training courses, seminars and workshops and visits to other institutions.

Expenditures greater than $5,000 must be referred to the Library Board for its approval.

Attendance at conferences and other training involving travel is subject to the City of Burnaby’s Travel and Expense Reimbursement Policy and Handbook.

Last reviewed 2019-12-12