Toronto Public Library Board Approves Next Steps for Advertising Program
TORONTO (December 24, 2012) – The Toronto Public Library Board held its monthly meeting on December 17, 2012. Key topics discussed include next steps for the Library’s advertising program, website accessibility and translation, and a budget update.
Changes and Next Steps for the Library’s Advertising Program
The Library Board approved revisions to its advertising policy that prohibit commercial advertising to children within Library channels. The Board also approved recommendations to proceed with an advertising program for its wifi service.
Website Accessibility and Translation
The Board received a report on the Library’s use of website accessibility and translation features. The Library will continue to strive to provide equitable and easy access to Library collections and services through the use of new technologies both in branches and online.
Library 2013 Budget Update
Library staff provided an update to the Board on the City Manager’s recommended operating budget, which consists of $165.2 million net or $180.6 million gross, representing a 0.2% or $381,000 net increase over the 2012 budget, and recommended capital budget, which consists of $10.9 million debt for 2013 and $153.7 million debt over 2013-2022 and meets debt targets. Both the recommended operating and capital budget are being reviewed by Toronto City Council’s Budget Committee.
Council’s Executive Committee will meet on January 10, 2013 to review the budget recommendations from the Budget Committee. City Council will meet on January 15 to 17, 2013 to approve the 2013 Budget.
The Toronto Public Library Board will meet again on January 21, 2012 at 6 pm at the Toronto Reference Library.
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