Writing a Library Behavior Code - an Update
Thu, 11/18/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
About the Event
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2010
Start Time: Noon, Pacific Time; 1:00 pm Mountain Time; 2:00 pm Central Time; 3:00 pm Eastern Time.
Libraries are more aware than ever before of who the sexual offenders are in their communities. What are the legal rights of the offenders, and the obligations of the library? What should the library do when someone is soliciting for charity, or selling services or products on library grounds? How much notice and appeals should be given to a library user, when asking him to leave for two hours? For six months?
During this webinar, we will:
•Review elements of enforceable patron conduct codes – (FEND off lawsuits!)
Free Speech (focus on behavior, not speech)
Notice of policy to library users
Due process (appeals)
In addition, information and guidance will be presented on:
•Handling solicitations or sales on library grounds
•The legal status of sex offenders in the library
•Due process – how much notice and appeals should you give?
At the end of this one-hour webinar, attendees will learn about:
•Elements of enforceable library behavior codes
•Sex offenders' rights and responsibilities in the library
•Handling solicitation and harassment problems by library users
This webinar will be of interest to staff at both public and academic libraries.
Presented by: Mary Minow
Mary Minow is an attorney, consultant, and a former librarian and library trustee. She edits the Stanford Copyright & Fair Use site (http://fairuse.stanford.edu). She teaches digital copyright at San Jose State School of Library Science and at Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She is a past President of the California Association of Library Trustees and Commissioners.
To view the description of the webinar, go to http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/webcast_data/430/index.html
The link to the webinar will be available half-an-hour before the webinar start time.