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I just got our copy of Walt Crawford’s Balanced Libraries: Thoughts on Continuity and Change and lo, what do I find in the index, but my name!
“Do you have a carefully developed acceptable use policy for internet access within the library? Why? What makes internet resources different from books or magazines, in terms of acceptable use within a library setting? Wouldn’t it be more straightforward to have an overall acceptable-use policy that applies to all library resources? Eliminating redundant policies saves time and makes application more consistent and defensible. For that matter, you might be able to simplify library policies in general by taking a different approach. Read “Don’t doesn’t work” by Michael Sauers. I find his case for consistent, simplified, behavioral policies compelling—and almost certainly time-saving.”
Thanks Walt! I can’t wait to read the rest of the book.