If you are not a member, here are a few of the topics you missed on the list serve in June.
We are working on our disaster plan? Does anyone have examples of memos of understanding with other agencies or businesses to allow storage or temporary branches in emergencies?
Ideas for serving the LGBT community in small libraries were shared.
How do you handle thank you acknowledgments for donors; printed thank you cards, hand written notes, mention on website or a combination depending on amount?
Paid private tutors using library supplies.
There were a number of discussions about summer reading logistics: pre-registration and completion requirements, adult/teen programs, performer contracts and vetting.
Are there any libraries where booksales and gift shops are operated by the staff instead of the friends? What are your policies?
There were several requests for first-hand information a variety of products, software and vendors.
How do you enforce fine limits on families with multiple cards? What are your limits and do you allow computer checkout even if the card exceeds fine limits? What are the dangers for violating patron confidentiality if you connect accounts?
You can take part in the list-serve discussions as well when you are an ARSL member. For more information, please check out our membership information page.