Proposed column, edited by Shelley Walchak

Who Says I have to Wear Shoes in the Library?


Colorado Library Law (C.R.S. 24-90-101 et seq.) dictates much of what we need to know about how to run our libraries, e.g. how to form a library district, Internet protection, privacy of user records, etc. In addition, there are a myriad of other laws that libraries need to pay attention to including Open Meeting Law, TABOR, Budget Law and others, but what about such issues as dress, civility, solicitation, or bare feet?

The New ADA: Changes Made Effective January 1, 2009

Libraries and the Law

Editor's note: since this column was originally written, additional changes have been made to ADA legislation; please see their website at

About the Author(s): 

Shelley Walchak is a Senior Consultant at the Colorado State Library serving Public Library Directors and their Boards. Although she is fascinated by the law, she is not an attorney and cannot give legal advice.

Column Editor(s): 
Shelley Walchak