Writing a Library Behavior Code
Thu, 12/10/2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
About the Event
• A teen in the library is bothering other library users.
• A woman is breastfeeding her baby in the children's room.
• A man asks for help looking up N1H1, says he has it and then sneezes loudly.
Are these behaviors prohibited by the library's code of conduct? If so, what can library staff legally do to address the situation?
This webinar will benefit participants by helping them draft legally enforceable behavior codes. It offers guidance on reasonable behavior rules, distinguished from restrictions on user's free speech rights. What type of notice must the library give its users about its behavior policies? When is an appeals process required, and what should it entail?
The webinar also looks at the emerging issue of library user behavior at library spaces online in chat, text, blog comments as well as third party spaces like library myspace and flickr pages.
Presented by: Mary Minow
Mary Minow is an attorney, consultant, and a former librarian and library trustee. She has taught library law at the San Jose State School of Library Science. She was President on the board of CALTAC in 2002, the California Association of Library Trustees and Commissioners, and now serves as its Policy Analyst. She is the first recipient of the California Library Association's Zoia Horn Intellectual Freedom Award, given in 2004.
This webinar will last approximately one hour. There is no charge for this webinar. Pre-registration is not required.
The webinar is scheduled in the PST time zone and the link will be available at 11:30 am PST on December 10.