Policies

 

MISSION STATEMENT

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John Rogers Memorial Library

Dodge, NE

 

The John Rogers Memorial Library strives to provide educational, cultural, recreational, and informative material to community residents of all ages. Access to other materials or information will be obtained through interlibrary loan or online database services. Special emphasis will be placed on materials and programs of interest and benefit to children and youth that stimulate interest and appreciation for reading and learning. The entire community will be served without difference or discrimination.

 

Adopted by John Rogers Memorial Library Board

Revised January 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confidentiality of Patron Records

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John Rogers Memorial Library

Dodge, NE

 

The John Rogers Memorial Library protects the privacy of library users. Confidentiality extends to all of the library’s materials and services, including information sought or received, and materials consulted, borrowed, or acquired or transmitted, and includes database search records, reference interviews, interlibrary loan records, use of library computers, and all other personally identifiable uses of library materials, facilities, or services. Such records will not be made available to any agency of state, federal, or local government or any person unless a court order requiring disclosure has been entered by a court of competent jurisdiction.

 

All requests for such information must be referred to the Library Director. Upon receipt of such process, order, or subpoena, the Library Director will inform the Library Board and will consult with the City Attorney’s Office to determine if such process, order, or subpoena is in proper form and if there is a showing of good cause for issuance.

 

Adopted by John Rogers Memorial Library Board                                                                                                              Revised January 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Behavior and Safety Policy

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John Rogers Memorial Library

Dodge, NE

 

The John Rogers Memorial Library is a focal point for community learning. The Library attempts to provide a safe and harassment-free environment for all who use the facility. These rules are based upon respecting the safety of children and adults while they are using the library and protecting the library’s collection from damage.

The John Rogers memorial Library public behavior and safety policy has a threefold purpose:

Policy Statement:  The John Rogers Memorial Library’s public behavior and safety policy is intended to (1) protect the rights and safety of library users, (2) protect the rights and safety of staff members, and (3) preserve and protect the library’s materials, facilities and property.

Library users who violate the Rules of Conduct may be subject to the suspension of their library privileges, be excluded from Library and/or face legal action.  A copy of the rules of conduct will be posted in the Library.

Regulation:  In situations where Library staff members feel that the health, safety, or security of library users or staff members are threatened, they may take any and all appropriate action including, but not limited to, calling the police for assistance, asking someone to leave the Library.  Library staff members may ask a library user to leave the premises with or without prior warning, depending on the seriousness of the violation.  Library staff members may also exclude a person or visitor from Library facilities.  The John Rogers Memorial Library may impose further suspension of Library privileges.  If the Library staff decides to impose such a suspension, the patron or visitor will be so advised at the time of misuse.  Any patron whose Library privileges are suspended under these rules has a right to appeal before the Library Board.  Appeals by a library patron relating to suspension of Library privileges shall be made to the Library Board in writing within 30 days of the suspension.  The board shall convene a hearing within 10 days of the submission of such appeal.  Within 15 days, the Board shall render a decision in writing and explain the reasons for its actions.  The decision of the Board will be final.

Guidelines:  Library users must adhere to the following rules of conduct:

No individual may engage in inappropriate conduct on the premises of John Rogers Memorial Library, or when using library facilities, or when participating in library programs. Patrons shall be engaged in normal activities associated with the use of a public library while in the building. Patrons not engaged in reading, studying, or using library materials or computers may be asked to leave the building.

 

Inappropriate conduct includes any individual or group activity which is unreasonably disturbing to other individuals lawfully using library facilities, materials and/or premises or is otherwise inconsistent with activities such as reading, studying, properly using library materials and other similar conduct normally associated with a public library.

Inappropriate Conduct Includes, but is not limited to:

Illegal Actives, including but not limited to:

  • Committing or attempting to commit any activity that constitutes a violation of any federal, state or local statute or ordinance.
  • Engaging in sexual conduct or lewd behavior on Library premises
  • Use of controlled substances on library premises
  • Smoking or other use of tobacco inside library building
  • Drinking alcoholic beverages on library premises

Harmful, Disruptive or Destructive behavior, including but not limited to:

  • Engaging in conduct that disrupts or interferes with the normal operation of the Library, or disrupts the staff and library users.  Such conduct Includes:
    • The use of abusive or threatening language or gestures
    • Creation of unreasonable noise
    • Loud behavior or talking
    • Running
    • Using library materials, equipment, furniture, fixtures or building in a destructive, abusive or potentially dangerous or damaging manner.
    • Disobeying the reasonable direction of the Library staff members
    • Soliciting, petitioning or distributing written materials or canvassing on library premises for any purpose without the express written consent of the Library Staff.
    • Interfering with the passage of library staff or library users into the library including, but not limited to, placing objects such as bicycles, skateboards, scooters, strollers, or backpacks in such a manner as to impede passage into the Library.
    • Bringing bicycles and other means of transportation inside the Library.

Other Inappropriate Behavior:

  • Bringing animals other than service animals inside the Library building without permission of the Library staff
  • Violating the Library’s Policy for Internet & Technology Use.  This policy is available in print at the Library and posted on the Library website.  (libraries.ne.gov/dodge)
  • Use of any personal electronic equipment, including cell phones, radios, CD players, ect at a volume that disrupts others.
  • Entering the Library with bare feet or a bare chest
  • Disturbing others with offensive body odor

 

Unattended Children

The John Rogers Memorial Library welcomes and encourages children to visit the Library, use library resources and services, and attend library programs.  Staff members are available to help and support children; however, the Library is not able to provide short-or-long term child care, or be responsible for unattended children.  Unattended children, are children of any age who are apparently unaccompanied by a parent, guardian, and/or responsible caregiver.  Children who are unwilling or unable to care for themselves may not be left alone in the Library and must have adequate supervision while in the Library.  The Library is not responsible if children leave the Library property unattended.

Responsibility for children using the library rests at all times with the parent(s) or assigned caregiver(s), not with Library personnel. Parents must use their discretion in determining when their children are sufficiently mature and responsible to use the library unaccompanied by an adult. The library is a public building, and children should not be left alone.

All children using the library must know how to reach a parent or a responsible adult in case of an emergency.

Children may be left unattended at scheduled library programs. The responsible person should plan to be at the library when the program concludes.

Children with special needs related to physical or mental ability shall be attended at all times.

The John Rogers Memorial Library assumes no responsibility for children left unattended on library premises.

Library staff will attempt to contact a parent, guardian, and/or caregiver in circumstance such as the following:

  • An unattended child is engaging in behavior that is disruptive to other Library users or staff
  • An unattended child is involved in a situation that is potentially harmful to the health or safety of the child and/or others
  • An unattended child is left alone at the Library at closing time.

Such situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis.  If parents, guardians, and/or caregivers cannot be reached, or are unresponsive, the Library will call a board member and/or city police.  Under no circumstance will the Library staff remove the child from the library premises.

 

 

Disruptive Behavior

All library users are expected to conduct themselves in a manner, which shows respect for others using the Library. Disruptive conduct which prevents others from enjoying the Library or which endangers people or property is not allowed. Those who are being disruptive and do not respond to a request from the library staff to stop the disruptive behavior, will be asked to leave the building.

 

Emergency Closing

Emergencies or catastrophes, including, but not limited to, extreme weather, utility failure, demonstration, bomb threat, fire, explosion, or terrorism may require closing the library. Parents should discuss arrangements and plans for emergency pick-up with their children.

The primary consideration in any emergency or catastrophe is the safety of all persons in the building and on the property. The library cooperates fully with public safety departments and emergency service providers.

The Library Director or, in his/her absence, the President of the Board  will determine when to close the library during an emergency or catastrophe.

 

Medical Emergencies

Library staff will not treat injuries or administer first aid. In the case of an injured unattended child, the Library staff will contact the parent or the responsible adult. 911 will be called to respond to all medical emergencies and to administer treatment for injuries sustained by an unattended child.

 

Consequences for failure to comply with Library Behavior and Safety policy will result in the loss of privilege of using this Library service as follows:

1st Offense – Patron will receive a verbal warning such as “You are in violation of  Library Policy” They will receive a copy of the policy, highlighting the improper behavior and what the consequences are if the behavior continues.  They will be suspended for 30 Library days (days the Library is open).  This action will be noted in the incident report book at the circulation desk.

2nd Offense – Patron receive a 6 month suspension from using the Library.  In order for their privileges to be re-instated, they must appear before the Library Board or Library Director.  This action will be noted in the incident report book found at the circulation desk.

3rd Offense – Patron will receive a lifetime ban from the Library computers.  This action will be noted in the incident report book at the circulation desk.

If the person is a minor, a letter will be sent home to the parent or caregiver.  It will include a copy of the policy and the consequences.  A letter will be sent after every infraction.

Appeals by Library patrons relating to suspension of  privileges shall be made to the Board of Trustees in writing within 30 days of such suspension.  The Board or the Library Director shall convene a hearing within 10 days of submission of such appeal.  Within 15 days, the Board of Trustees shall render a decision in writing and explain the reason for its actions.  The decision of the Board will be final.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICIES

John Rogers Memorial Library

 

Use of the Public Library

 

Use Privileges

1.  Within the library, the use of all collections is free to all. Responsibility for the reading of minors rests with their parents or legal guardians. The library staff will not withhold library materials from any patrons because of age.

2.  Cards are issued on request to persons school age and over in the Village of Dodge, Nebraska and to area residents. There are no restraints or fees, however, we do expect the patron to show responsibility.

3.  Service will not be denied or abridged because of sex, age, and religion, racial, social, economic, or political status.

4.  Use of the library or its services may be denied temporarily for due cause. Such cause may be failure to return materials, unpaid service charges, destruction of library property, or any objectionable disturbance.

5.  In order to maintain a clean environment and to protect library materials, food and drink will only be allowed in the Library with permission of the staff. No food or drink can be set on the computer workstation area.

 

Inter-Library Loan Policy

  1. Borrowing Items:  The John Rogers Memorial Library will use the interlibrary loan service (ILL) from the Nebraska Library Commission for requested materials which are not available at the library. No fee will be charged. Patrons who lose materials received through ILL will be required to pay the fine or replace the item.

 

 

 

 

 

Hours Open

1.  The library will be open to the public 22 1/2 hours per week.

 

Tuesday               11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday        11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday             11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday                9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon

2.  The decision to close the library for special occasions will be made by the Library Director. The Director may close the library because of storms or other problems and report the occasion at the next board meeting.

3.  The library will be closed on the holidays.

 

Check Out and Renewals

1.  All borrowers must have a library card in order to check out material.

2.  All loan periods shall be established by the librarian with approval of the Board. The current loan period for all materials is two weeks with options for renewal . Renewals will be taken over the phone as well as by stopping in the library.

3.  A hold may be placed to reserve a particular title that is checked out of the library. Patrons will be notified by phone when the reserved material becomes available. Upon notification, patrons will have three days to pick up reserved title. If remained unclaimed after three days, the title will return to general circulation.

4.  The librarian will use her discretion in checking out centennial books, school yearbooks, and certain reference books. Copies can be made of needed information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overdue Materials

  1. No fines will be levied until the end of a seven day grace period. Then patrons will be notified by phone of overdue materials. Fines will be 5 cents per day per item on all materials except videos which will be 50 cents per day per video. An overdue form letter will be mailed to patrons who have materials due over one month. Borrowing privileges will be restricted if materials are overdue. One item will be checked out per visit for a probationary period of six months to a patron who fails to return overdue materials after being notified three times.

 

Charges for Lost and Damaged Materials.

 

Items not returned within thirty (30) days of the due date will be assumed to be lost, and a bill for replacement will be sent to the patron. Payments for lost items which are subsequently found, will be refunded if the item is returned to the library in good condition within one year of the payment.

When an item is returned damaged to such an extent that the item is unusable, a bill for replacement  will be sent to the patron.

The replacement charge for lost or damaged-beyond-repair items will be based on the current cost to replace that item.

The replacement charge for Interlibrary Loans will be the amount determined by the lending library.

At the discretion of the Library Manager, patrons may be allowed the option of clearing charges for a lost or damaged item by providing an acceptable replacement.   The replacement item must be the same, in excellent condition, and acceptable to the Library Manager.

Patrons may keep damaged-beyond-repair items for which they have paid or provided an acceptable replacement.

The library reserves the right to impose a repair charge for damage to library materials and packaging, even if the damage does not render the item unusable. Charges for partial damage will be made at the discretion of the Library Manager, appropriate to the nature and amount of the damage.

 

 

Refunds of Payments for Lost Materials which are Later Found

 

If a patron has paid for a lost item, and later finds the item, the patron may request a refund of the payment, provided:

a. the material is in good condition when it is returned to the library;

b. the refund is requested at the time the material is returned;

c. the item is returned and the refund is requested no more than twelve (12) months after the payment was made;

d. the payment was not for replacement of an individual cassette tape or compact disk in a “talking book” set. Individual tapes and CDs are the exception to the refund policy, because once the replacement charge has been paid, a replacement tape or CD is purchased to complete the set, and a single “lost” tape or CD which is subsequently found will not be of any use to the library.

Refunds are mailed to the patron and will take four to six weeks to process and mail.

 

Fees

1.  The cost of a black/white copy or print will be 10 cents per page. The cost is 25 cents for printing both sides of a sheet of paper and 25 cents per page for patrons using their own paper.

2.  Color copies and prints will be 25 cents per page.

 

Personnel

Library employees will follow regulations set forth in the Village of Dodge, Nebraska Personnel Manual.

 

Finances

All taxes levied or collected and all funds donated or in any way acquired for the erection, maintenance or support of the public library shall be kept for the use of such library, separate and apart from other funds of the Village. Said funds shall be drawn upon and paid out by the village treasurer.

 

Home Deliveries

Accessibility requirements of the “Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 will be met by the alternate method of home delivery by the Librarian.

 

 

 

 

 

Selection and Maintenance of Library Collections

1.  The library will select materials which will provide information, serve leisure needs, contribute to education and encourage the development of reading skills and habits. Although emphasis is placed on reading materials, the library provides a variety of formats, including the use of information technologies, videos and audio books.

2.  Aims for the materials selection policy are:  (a) Selection materials that stimulate enjoyment of learning, (b) Maintain a collection of overall quality, (c) Present both sides of controversial issues, (d) Respond to changing trends and patterns in society, (e) Reflect the interest of the immediate community, (f) Purchase videos, audio books, magazines of interest and benefit to patrons.

3.  The library attempts to meet the needs of the total community, recognizing that some materials may be viewed as controversial by individual citizens. It is the responsibility of the individual library user to select those materials which suit his/her tastes. Supervising the use of library materials is the responsibility of the parent or guardian, not of the library staff.

4.  Patron requests are considered when it is felt the material suggested will be of use in the collection.

5. The ultimate responsibility for selection of materials rests with the library director, operating within the framework of policies determined by the library board.

 

 

Weeding

1.  The collection is weeded once a year in September or as needed to make the library’s holdings more attractive and easier to use and to allow space for new purchases.

2.  Weeding criteria includes:  outdated information, little or no circulation, damaged or dirty condition, duplicates no longer needed.

3.  Weeded material is sold to the public, given to other libraries, or donated to charitable organizations.

 

 

Objection to Library Materials

1.  Anyone objecting to library materials may file a written Request for the Reconsideration of Materials form.

 

 

Gifts, Memorials

1.  Donated books, audio books, videos and other materials are accepted on condition that the librarian uses her own discretion on using or disposing.

2.  Gifts of money and memorials will be gratefully accepted by the Board. Expenditures from the Memorial Fund shall be decided by the Library Board. Gifts or bequests with specific restrictions attached will be reviewed by the Board.

3.  All memorial and gift books added to the collection will include, upon request, an appropriate book plate identifying donor and purpose of donation.

4.  The librarian will maintain a gift book recording all donations and memorials other than books.

5.  The librarian shall notify the Board each month of any gifts received. Thank you notes will be sent by the librarian for amounts $100 or more.

 

 

Policy Review

The policies of the John Rogers Memorial Library will be reviewed yearly at the January meeting and revised as needed.

 

Adopted by John Rogers Memorial Library Board

Revised January 2013

 

 

 

 

JOHN ROGERS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

INTERNET ACCESS and

COMPUTER RESPONSIBILITY AGREEMENT

 

1.  Patrons shall be able to access Internet using the facilities and services provided by the library without charge to the patron. The Library agrees to allow patron access subject to the terms contained in this agreement.  Patrons must be courteous and respectful when using the computers and conforms to the rules of behavior in the Library.

2.  Library staff will offer searching suggestions and answer questions, but cannot provide individual training concerning Internet use or computer skills. Interested patrons are encouraged to use manuals and guides available in the library.

3.  The Library cannot be held responsible for the information on the Internet. Patrons understand that the Library does not censor patron’s access and does not block any information for content or accuracy. It is an individual’s responsibility to judge for themselves the validity, accuracy or appropriateness of any information available via the Internet. As with other library materials, it is a parent or guardian’s responsibility to monitor their child’s use of the Internet.

4.  Parents understand that they must sign this agreement at the Library, witnessed by Library staff, for each child under 18 years of age using the Internet. The child must also read and sign this agreement.

5.  Because searches can be time-consuming and tie-up the computer, patrons will be encouraged to see if their information needs are met in printed form first

6.  Use of the Internet Access computer is on a first-come, first-served basis. School projects take priority. Adults using the Internet Access computer will not have a time limit assigned but agree, as a condition of use, that if anyone else is waiting they will make the computer available within 20 minutes of being informed by the librarian that another person is waiting. Users must promptly leave a computer when asked by Library staff, even if they have not completed their access session. After 20 minutes, users under age 18 who are not working on a school related project need to take a 20-minute break away from the computer area. Users are urged at this time to check out the Library’s many books, magazines, videos, and audio books. Circumstances may allow change, without notice, at the discretion of the librarian on duty.

7.  No user under the age of 13 is allowed to use Facebook due to the rules and regulations stated on the Facebook site.

8.  By mutual agreement, two persons may share one access session as long as their behavior or conversation does not disturb other users or Library staff. Circumstances may allow change, without notice, at the discretion of the librarian on duty.

9.  E-mail may only be accessed through individual, personal accounts.

10.   The John Rogers Memorial Library is not responsible for damage to a patron’s property or loss of data or liability that may occur from patron use of any of the library’s computers, services, or Internet.

11. Patrons are responsible for closing all applications and logging out when they are done using the computer.

12.  Paper is provided by the library for copies. The cost of a black/white page is 10 cents and 25 cents for color. Minimize your printing to help conserve paper and control costs.

13.  Misuse of the computer or Internet access will result in loss of your computer privileges. The following activities are prohibited:

1.  Installing or modifying software

2.  Destruction or damage to equipment, software or data belonging to the Library

3.  Unauthorized monitoring or disruption of electronic communications

4.  Unauthorized use or destruction of data of others

4.  Unauthorized copying or transmittal of copyright protected data

6.  Harassing, libeling or slandering of others

7.  Using library computers for any illegal or criminal use

8.  Using Library computers to access materials that are legally defined as obscenity,

Pornography, or anything harmful to others

 

14.  Any illegal usage involving Library resources may subject the patron to prosecution by local, state or federal officials. The Library respects the rights of other patrons and reserves the right to end an Internet session at any time if it is considered improper in time, place, or manner.

Adopted by John Rogers Memorial Library Board January 30, 2013

Revised January 2013

 

 

INTERNET USE POLICY

                Patrons should be aware that the Internet is not a secure medium and that third parties may be able to obtain information regarding users’ activities.  The John Rogers Memorial Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed on the Internet.  Users are responsible for their actions, including responsibility for financial reimbursements to the Library for any necessary computer repairs, replacement or penalties incurred by the Library due to improper use by the patron.  The Library has taken certain measures to assist in the safe and effective use of the Internet, including filtering.  The public should bear in mind that no filters are foolproof and may “underblock” (permit access to material that is prohibited by CIPA) and “overblock” (deny access to materials that are constitutionally protected.)

Parents and caregivers are responsible for supervising their children’s computer access and are encouraged to learn about the Internet and help their children use it wisely.  Restriction of a child’s access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian.  Parents’ guardians or caregivers are encouraged to actively participate with their children when using the internet or other electronic devices.  Parents and guardians who do not wish their children to have access to the Internet on Library computers must submit their request in writing to the Library Director.    Below are the Library’s suggestions when patrons encounter the following:

  • Direct Electronic Communications.  Educate your child about the importance of keeping personal information private.  Monitor your child’s participation with email accounts, chat rooms, discussion groups and social media.
  • Social Networking.  Encourage your child to be honest about his/her age when signing up for social networking sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Second Life and MySpace) or blogs.  These sites and services often have minimum age requirements and may not be appropriate for all children.
  • Unauthorized Disclosure.  Users should be aware that the Internet is not a secure medium and that third parties may be able to obtain information regarding users’ activities.

The Library has taken certain measures to assist in the safe and effective use of these resources by all minors (youths 18 and under).  The Library is proactive by:

  • Developing and maintaining computer and internet usage policies
  • Implementing filtering software on all computers.

 

Adopted by John Rogers Memorial Library Board January 30, 2013

Revised January 2013

 

 

Consequences for Failure to Comply with Internet & Technology Use Policies

Consequences for failure to comply with Library technology and internet use policies or misuse of software will result in the loss of privilege of using this Library service as follows:

1st Offense – Patron will receive a verbal warning such as “You are in violation of the Library’s Internet Policy” They will receive a copy of the Internet policy, highlighting the improper behavior and what the consequences are if the behavior continues.  They will be suspended for 30 Library days (days the Library is open).  This action will be noted in the incident report book at the circulation desk.

2nd Offense – Patron receive a 6 month suspension from using the Library computers.  In order for their privileges to be re-instated, they must appear before the Library Board or Library Director and resign the Internet and Technology policies.  This action will be noted in the incident report book found at the circulation desk.

3rd Offense – Patron will receive a lifetime ban from the Library computers.  This action will be noted in the incident report book at the circulation desk.

If the person is a minor, a letter will be sent home to the person who signed as being responsible for their use of the computer.  It will include a copy of the Internet policy and the consequences.  A letter will be sent after every infraction.

Appeals by Library patrons relating to suspension of computer privileges shall be made to the Board of Trustees in writing within 30 days of such suspension.  The Board or the Library Director shall convene a hearing within 10 days of submission of such appeal.  Within 15 days, the Board of Trustees shall render a decision in writing and explain the reason for its actions.  The decision of the Board will be final.

 

Adopted by John Rogers Memorial Library Board January 30, 2013

Revised January 2013

 

 

 

 

WiFi Policy

Use of the Library wireless connection is entirely at the risk of the user.  Users should be familiar with their own personal wireless device and should have basic knowledge of how to connect their own devices to a wireless network.

Library staff will not provide technical assistance with personal devices or configurations and cannot guarantee that the user will be able to make a wireless connection.  If the user has problems accessing the Internet over this connection, the staff will verify the Library’s wireless connection is up and running.

The user should bring a fully charged battery and prepare to be self-powered, as electrical outlets are not always readily available in public areas.  The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment.  Users must keep their equipment with them at all times.

As with most public wireless connections, the Library’s connection is not secure and privacy cannot be protected.  Any information being sent or received could potentially be intercepted by another wireless user.  Cautions and informed wireless users should not transmit sensitive personal information (credit card numbers, passwords, or any other sensitive personal information) while using this or any public network.

The Library will not be responsible for personal information that is compromised, or for any damage caused to your hardware or software due to electrical surges, security issues or consequences caused by viruses or hacking.  All wireless access users should have up to date virus protection on their laptop computers or wireless devices.

Printers are not available via the wireless connection.  If users need to print, they should save their work to a portable storage device that can be used on a Library’s wired workstation to send to the printer.

Use of these access points is governed by the John Rogers Memorial Library Internet & Technology Policies.  All users are expected to use the Library’s wireless access in a legal and responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which it is provided.  Users shall not violate federal, state or local laws, including the transmission of receiving of child pornography or harmful material, fraud or downloading copyrighted material.

Any restriction or monitoring of a minor’s access to the Library’s wireless network is the sole responsibility of the parent or legal guardian.

 

Adopted by John Rogers Memorial Library Board January 30, 2013

Revised January 2013

 

Patron/Student User Responsibility Acceptance Form

 

I understand and will abide by all of the above terms and conditions for Internet and computer use.

 

Patron/Student name (please print)  ____________________________

 

Patron/Student signature _____________________________________

 

Date signed ____________________________

 

 

Parental Responsibility Acceptance and Permission Form

 

As the parent or guardian of the above named student, I hereby give permission for my child to access the Internet and accept full responsibility for databases and information my child selects under all of the terms and conditions of this agreement.

 

Print child’s full name __________________________________________

 

Parent / Guardian signature ______________________________________

 

Parent / Guardian name (please print) _______________________________

 

Recommended Guidelines

The following are recommended guidelines for parents and guardians to ensure that children have positive online experiences, whether at home or in the library.

* Use the Internet as a family.  Join your children in Internet exploration.

* Explore the wide range of available information.

* Encourage children to use sites recommended by the Library or School.

* Provide guidelines for your children on the amount of time they spend online, just as for television viewing.

* Instruct your children to ALWAYS ask permission before using their full name, address, telephone number, or school name anywhere on the Internet.

*Instruct children NEVER to give out personal information (name, address, password, telephone number, credit card number) online.

* Instruct children to NEVER arrange to meet in person someone you’ve met online unless you discuss it with your parents and an adult goes with you.

* Teach children to be good online consumers. As with print information, consider the source, date, and accuracy of online information.

 

A copy of all policies is on file at the circulation desk and can be provided to you upon request.

 

Adopted by John Rogers Memorial Library Board January 30, 2013

Revised January 2013

 

 

 

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