Do Patrons With Overdue or Lost Materials Get To Check Out? - Keith Schroeder
This is an interesting question we all struggle with. We really need to sit back and examine why we are in business. Our job is to make learning resources available to students. How can students excel in reading when they don’t have access to the resources we have available? How can students excel in their learning area when they don’t have access to check out the resources of the LMC? All too often library media specialists are seen as the book police or library nazis. Is that encouraging a love of reading – a love for coming to the library where they will engage in lifelong learning? The students I deal with are more worried about getting to school when they are flip-flopped from household to household not knowing if it’s dad’s week or mom’s week – let alone which house the library book is in. I constantly ask myself...
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