Photography and Filming Policy

The Fountaindale Public Library District may accommodate requests for photography or filming provided such photography or filming does not interfere with ordinary District operations or patrons’ rights to privacy. This privilege is at the reasonable discretion of the Executive Director or appropriate designee.  The Executive Director is the executor of the policy for the Board of Trustees and make exercise reasonable discretion in determining what use is "in the best interest of the Library" and is authorized to act accordingly, including limiting photography or filming by individuals whose activities interfere with District operations, adversely affect public safety, or cause public disturbances. The Board of Trustees may modify, amend or supplement this policy, as it deems necessary and appropriate.

For purposes of this policy, photography or filming refers to all current and future static, still, or video imaging.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMING

Individuals who photograph or film inside the library must honor requests from patrons and staff who do not want to be included in photos or film.

If the photography or filming requires a significant amount of time and/or equipment setup, the appropriate District staff should be contacted at least 48 hours prior to photographing or filming so that proper accommodations can be made.

In all instances, the District reserves the right to cease photography or filming if it results in disruption of the ordinary District environment or operations.

The District accepts no liability for the use of photos or film resulting from this activity.

Photography or filming of all District owned copyrighted art works may be allowed if appropriate credit is given to the piece(s).

Photography or filming of all non-District owned pieces may be allowed only after obtaining appropriate permission from the artist.

DISTRICT PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMING

The District reserves the right to use photographs or film taken at library sponsored programs and events for publicity purposes in a variety of formats. All patrons consent to the District's use of these photos or videos unless they specifically inform staff of an objection when the photos or videos are being taken.

FAILURE TO COMPLY

Failure to comply with Library policies, rules and regulations (including this policy) will be grounds for suspension of library privileges for up to six months.

DAMAGES AND LIABILITY

Any individual using the library shall be held responsible for willful or accidental damage to the Library building, grounds, collections or furniture caused by the individual or group.

APPEAL AND REVIEW

The Board of Trustees of the Fountaindale Public Library District will review the Photography and Filming policy and regulations periodically and reserves the right to amend them at any time. The Board authorizes the Executive Director to waive regulations under appropriate circumstances. The Executive Director is the chief person empowered to make decisions regarding photography and filming within the Library.

Any appeals for changes to, or exceptions to, any portion of the Photography and Filming policy will be considered. An individual wishing to file an appeal shall submit it to the Executive Director in writing. The Executive Director will respond in writing.

APPROVED JANUARY 15, 2015