Re: latchkey kids in academic libs

Wed, 04 Sep 1996 07:58:14 -0500 (EST)

Hello, I'm at Northeast State Tech in Tennessee. Here, it is a CAMPUS policy
that no child may be left unattended AT ALL. The child must be "physically
attached" (i.e. within arms distance of the parent/guardian). I think this was
formulated to cut down on the liability factor.

Hope this helps.

Michelle in Tenn.

At 04:31 PM 9/3/96 -0700, you wrote:
> hi.
> lately, we have been noticing that grad. students and staff
> 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.
> do any of you ACADEMIC libraries have written policies about
> 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.
> any information will be appreciated - either on the list or to
> me directly. THANKS,
> rhonda rosen
> loyola marymount university