It is the policy of the Pickerington Public Library to adhere to the Public Records Act of the State of Ohio. All records of the Library that meet the definition of “public records” are public unless they are exempt from disclosure under Ohio and Federal law, such as under the exemption in ORC 149.43 that prohibits the Library from releasing any library records or from disclosing any customer information except in situations specified in that statute.
All library employees, officers and authorized representatives are “Public Officials” under ORC 149.011 and are responsible for maintaining the public records according to this policy and the approved Schedules of Records Retention and Disposition (RC-2) that identify these records. In accordance with the Ohio Public Records Act records will be organized and maintained so that they are readily available for inspection and copying. The Fiscal Officer and Director of the library are the Records Officers for the Pickerington Public Library and shall act as the coordinator of records maintenance and shall respond to public records requests made of the Pickerington Public Library.
Pickerington Public Library
Public Records Policy
Board Policy Date Approved: 11/18/19
Effective Date: 11/18/19
Replacing Policy Effective: 6/8/09