"T-shirts are acceptable but may not contain logos or branding other than those used by the Virginia Beach Public Library Department, unless supervisor approval is obtained."
How do we define logos/branding? I interpret that as meaning no shirts advertising products or services other than VBPL. Is that the intent of this standard?
Answer by Sarah Bell, Team Lead: Dress Standards Team: Your interpretation of the standard is correct. T-shirts (and sweatshirts) cannot have logos or brands advertising products or services other than VBPL. This would include (but not be limited to): t-shirts and sweatshirts with other company or City logos (i.e. City of Norfolk; Virginia Power, Leigh Memorial Hospital; LL Bean; Joe’s Crab Shack; GameStop) and t-shirts and sweatshirts with the official logos of other Federal, State or local agencies (i.e. Department of Justice; Virginia Department of Transportation; Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation). The shirts should not, in any way, make it appear that the Virginia Beach Public Library is supporting any particular business or organization.
If a staff member is unsure of whether a specific shirt is acceptable, he/she can always ask his/her supervisor for guidance.