latchkey kids in academic libs

Helen Taylor (
Tue, 3 Sep 1996 19:11:53 -0600 (MDT)

I am not from an academic library, so have no ideas on policy.
But, I do have a question. While being concerned about equipment
and liability, is anyone concerned about children whose parents
are so busy that they are dumped for hours at a time in a public
place. I think the school needs to do some work with the parents
concerning parental responsibility, graduate school or not.

To: Multiple recipients of list <>
Subject: latchkey kids in academic libs
have been setting their kids up in the media dept. armed with
enough videos (ours and theirs) to last through a 3 hour class,
or sadly, an 8 hour workday.

unattended children in the library? my boss is mostly concerned
about the liability and risk involved and i am of course concerned
with the kids working the equipment.

rhonda rosen
loyola marymount university
Helen Taylor