Regarding Fines for Faculty and Staff Failing to Respond to Recall Requests for Library Items

Policy Memorandum No. 176

Approved by the Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies: April 16, 1997
Approved by University Council: May 5, 1997
Approved by the President: May 5, 1997
Effective: Immediately

The University Council, on recommendation of the Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies, unanimously approved a resolution concerning fines for faculty and staff failing to respond to recall requests for library items.

Following is the text of the resolution as adopted by University Council.

WHEREAS, except for videotapes, faculty and staff are not fined for late returns of library materials, and

WHEREAS, the University Library Committee discussed during its 96/97 meetings the issue of fining faculty and staff for late returns of library materials in order to make more materials accessible to the common community, and

WHEREAS, the University Library Committee having considered the issue and received input from members of the faculty and staff community, has recommended to the Library that faculty and staff not be fined for overdue returns of general library materials, but instead, that faculty and staff be fined, in a manner the same as that which is applicable to the remainder of the borrowing community, for instances of failing to respond to recall requests initiated by other members of the university community, and

WHEREAS, issues of Library fines for faculty and staff are considered to be beyond normal operational practices and procedures, and significant enough to merit discussion and vote in the Council,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the following recommendations be adopted by Council.

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President's Policy Memorandum

URL: http://purl.vt.edu/vtdocs/policies/ppm176