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Anthanett C Mendoza <[log in to unmask]>
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Remember Glenn Ford?  Remember all the 100's of public library books 
authorities found in the actor's home from decades of "borrowing"?  If I 
remember correctly the LAPD went to his house with librarians and 
recovered these titles, but I don't recall any statement made about this 
incident.

Tone Mendoza
Reference Librarian
Calvin T. Ryan Library
University of Nebraska - Kearney
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From:
Susan Fowler <[log in to unmask]>
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03/15/2010 10:33 AM
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Re: Don't shoot, I'll return it
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I see how this is an amusing story. I remember being very frustrated
whenever I would discover expensive library materials had grown legs and
walked. But I think the policy described in the story is extreme leading 
to
an unfortunate incident that encourages a negative and intimidating view 
of
libraries and librarians. I am chronically irresponsible about library
materials. Were I a library patron in that community I would cease going 
to
the library and just buy my books - far better to spend a little money 
then
risk going to jail. I don't think this is an attitude libraries can afford
to foster and has a much larger price tag then 8K.

-- 
Susan Fowler, MLIS

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On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 9:55 AM, Tylman, Vislava <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>  The main point of the story is the user. We (university, hospital,
>  institutional libraries) usually know our users and/or have established
> ways of communicating with our users. If it comes to lost/not returned
> materials, we have rules to follow to recover the loss, except of course
> walk-aways. Public libraries have many users like the two presented in 
the
> description - they don't care, don't remember, move to other place, 
ignore
> reminders, give to friends and think that's perfectly OK, it's just a 
book,
> CD, not big deal.
> For public libraries legal action is probably the only way to follow to
> recover some of the lost materials. And for library users who think that 
not
> returning library materials is OK - it was a good lesson.
> The only problem I can see  - the handcuffs. I think that the police 
should
> use other methods for catching somebody stealing library materials and 
keep
> handcuffs for  bank robbers etc.
>
> Vislava
>
> Vislava Tylman
> Goldblatt Medical Library
> 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
> Weston, FL 33331
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
On
> Behalf Of Vonville, Helena M
> Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 10:10 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Don't shoot, I'll return it
>
> Hmmmm, nearly $8,000 worth of materials lost in one year due to items 
not
> being returned according to this story.
>
> I can't count the number of times I've seen people on this list express
> their frustration over books checked out (or "borrowed" when the 
librarian
> is out) and never returned.  The threshold for legal action is a bit 
low--
> $30-- but $8K is a lot of money to spend on buying something you've 
already
> paid for.
>
> Helena
>
> Helena M. VonVille, MLS, MPH
> Library Director
> University of Texas School of Public Health Library Houston, TX  77030
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
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> Behalf Of Emily Eresuma
> Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 4:03 PM
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> Subject: Re: Don't shoot, I'll return it
>
> That is extreme!
>
> Emily
>
> Emily Eresuma, MLS
> Senior Medical Librarian
> Primary Children's Medical Center
> 100 North Mario Capecchi Drive
> Salt Lake City, Utah 84113-1100
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
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> Behalf Of Jones, Cason
> Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 2:53 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Don't shoot, I'll return it
>
>
> 
http://abcnews.go.com/WN/arrested-cuffed-overdue-library-books/story?id=10062565&partner=yahoo

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