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Rules of Conduct and Banning Patrons from the Library

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Presented via GoToMeeting for the OWLS Directors Roundtable on June 1, 2011 to support a discussion of library patron behavior policies.

Presented via GoToMeeting for the OWLS Directors Roundtable on June 1, 2011 to support a discussion of library patron behavior policies.

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  • 1. Rules of Conduct and Banning Patrons from the Library
    OWLS Directors Roundtable
    June 1, 2011
  • 2. What does your policy cover?
  • 3. Common Behavior Policies
    Source: http://etd.ils.unc.edu/dspace/bitstream/1901/188/1/apwebb.pdf
  • 4. Have you had to ban a patron?
    Lord Jesus Christ cast out of Belchertown library for bad behavior
    By Patrick Johnson, The Republican
    September 28, 2010
    http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/09/lord_jesus_christ_cast_out_of.html
  • 5. What if we look the other way?
    http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6562745.html
  • 6. Should we warn each other?
    Some rights reserved by bulldog1
  • 7. Resources
    OWLS sample policy
    DPI sample policies
    ALA Guidelines
    Patron Behavior Court Cases
    Libraries, Poverty and Homelessness Bibliography
    Problem Patron Policies in Public Libraries: A Content Analysis
    Writing a Library Behavior Code – Infopeople webinar archive with Mary Minow