RE: [Videolib] circulating video to students

Bergman, Barbara J (
Fri, 15 Apr 2005 15:20:46 -0500

Yes -- the students help pay for the collection, so they should be able
to use it freely.

Our loan period is 3 days, i.e. 3 nights, due on 4th day, for everyone.
We liberally extend faculty to one week, since they can't be fined
anyway. (Not my idea since some faculty are our worst offenders.)

Fines for students are steep -- $5 for first night overdue, $1/day for
the rest of the week. One the 7th day overdue they are billed $200
replacement cost, $10 processing, plus the $10 in fines. $200 goes away
when returned.

Faculty are encouraged to book videos well in advance. Booked videos are
marked with dot sticker with date. One week in advance of the screening
date, we put those videos our reserve shelf. For your first semester of
loaning to students, the semester reserve that someone else mentioned
would probably be a good way to alleviate fears.

For the faculty who can't plan ahead and find that "their" video is
checked out, we apologize, ask if they plan to show any other videos,
and offer to get those titles booked so they don't have any future
disappointments. Most of the time it turns out to be a student in their
class who checked the video out, because the title was listed on their

Good luck.

Barb Bergman
Media Services Librarian
Minnesota State University-Mankato
(507) 389-5945

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