Re: Confidentiality of circulation

Victoria Caplan (
Thu, 15 Jun 2000 17:53:37 -0700 (PDT)

What we do is call the faculty member who has it out and tell him or her
another faculty wants it, without mentioning names. That usually does the

Another thing we do if we know that one faculty plans to have it on really
extended loan, we ask him or her for permission to give his or her name to
another faculty member, in case they need it very quickly. They have
always said yes (all three times). We have never had a problem (touch

- Victoria

On Thu, 15 Jun 2000, Joan Goodwin wrote:

> Ditto.
> Many years I spent in Circulation, and that was one of our cardinal rules.
> The privacy act is inviolable.
> >
> >While this may be effective in getting the video back, in many states this
> >would be a violation of confidentiality laws. (Arizona has such a law, as
> >does Pennsylvania. Many other states do as well.) Throughout the US many
> >librarians have fought legal battles to assure that circulation records are
> >released only under court-ordered subpeona.
> >
> At 03:07 PM 6/14/00 -0700, you wrote:
> >In response to a question on video overdues one respondent wrote:
> >
> ><<2) If another teacher needs the tape, we give them the name of the person
> >who has it overdue. Sorry to say, but it's true; getting a call from Media
> >Center (or Library) staff is one thing, getting a call from a colleague is
> >another. This has been policy for 20+ years, and it's no secret.>>
> >
> >
> >deg farrelly, Media Librarian
> >Arizona State University West
> >4701 West Thunderbird Road, P.O. Box 37100
> >Phoenix, Arizona 85069-7100
> >Phone: 602.543.8522 | Fax: 602.543.8540 | E-Mail:
> >
> Joan Freeman Goodwin
> Media Center Supervisor
> Malcolm A. Love Library
> San Diego State University phone:(619)594-6759
> San Diego, California 92182-8050 fax : (619)594-0718