WRLC Handbook

Welcome to the Washington Research Library Consortium!

The Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) Employee Handbook contains information to acquaint you with the WRLC and to help guide you during your employment with us. I encourage you to discuss any questions you have about your employment with your immediate supervisor, the Director of Finance and Administration or the Executive Director.

The Handbook includes information about:

  • The vision, mission and history of the WRLC;
  • What is expected of you as an employee;
  • Compensation and benefits;
  • Health and safety issues; and
  • Services and facilities available to you.

Throughout this Handbook, whenever “the Washington Research Library Consortium” or “the WRLC” is used, it is referring to the non-profit organization located in Upper Marlboro, MD. We will use “the Consortium” when referring to the collective group of partner universities.

This Handbook is presented for information purposes only, and supersedes earlier versions. It has been reviewed and approved by the WRLC Board of Directors. This Handbook represents our best effort to outline those policies that govern our work together; however, we cannot anticipate all possible situations. Thus, this Handbook does not contain all the policies and procedures, rights, and restrictions that affect your employment with the WRLC.

The WRLC reserves the right to interpret, change, modify, or add and delete all or part of its policies or the provisions of this Handbook. The WRLC will inform employees of changes but reserves the right to make such changes without prior notice, and to not apply policies or provisions at any time for any reason. Nothing in this Handbook creates, or is intended to create, a promise of continued employment. Employment may be terminated at the will of the employee or the WRLC at any time for any reason not prohibited by law, with or without cause.

Mark D. Jacobs

Executive Director
August 2011