Previous by DateNext by Date Date Index
Previous by ThreadNext by Thread Thread Index
LM_NET Archive

Dear LM_NET:

I have struggled as all of us have with the overdue library book dilemma for
many years. I instituted a stiff fine 3 years ago.
The first year it helped. Students were worried or intimidated and paid
their fines which generated a goodly amount for incidentals like decorations
 candy, prizes, etc.
Now both the overdue and fine list have become such a chore. Students are so
apathetic. They do not care if they have and overdue book. I had a
half-price fine day and 15/200 students took advantage of it.

I have been thinking of instituting a check out change for next school year
and would like your opinion.
Students could check out the first 1-3 items gratis.
After that, if they want another item, they must show me that they have
returned an item. Tit for Tat.
No overdue lists or fines. 
What do you think?

Thanks for your help.
Kay Goss
Director, Library Media Services
Mansfield Secondary Library 
316 West Ohio Ave. Mansfield, MO. 65704
Home of Laura Ingalls Wilder
417-924-3236 Ext. 311

Please note: All LM_NET postings are protected by copyright law.
  You can prevent most e-mail filters from deleting LM_NET postings
  by adding LM_NET@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU to your e-mail address book.
To change your LM_NET status, e-mail to:
In the message write EITHER: 1) SIGNOFF LM_NET  2) SET LM_NET NOMAIL
3) SET LM_NET MAIL  4) SET LM_NET DIGEST  * Allow for confirmation.
 * LM_NET Help & Information:
 * LM_NET Archive:
 * EL-Announce with LM_NET Select:
 * LM_NET Supporters:

LM_NET Mailing List Home