our library is not "stolen from" often. i think it has to do with how much they like us and how much we do for them

Julia Stuart, M.L.S.
Health Education Library
56-45 Main St
Flushing, NY 11355
ph: 718-670-1600
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We have a very strong  corporate policy for discussion of patient information in a public area.  I immediately call and email compliance officer.

Paul Deane, Director
Medical Library & CME

Alexian Brothers Medical Library &
Continuing Medical Education Department
800 Biesterfield Rd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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Does anyone have an effective library use/behavior policy they would be willing to share?  We have been running into problems with patron behavior (loud cell phone conversations, voluble audio on computers/tablets/phones, discussion of patient information in a public area, faculty conducting classes in the library, large groups of students noisily chatting while between classes/clinicals, etc.) that is disturbing other people trying to use the library.

We do not have any private rooms (all our rooms are open to each other and acoustics are very good) so that is not an option currently, though we are working on creating one. We have also been working with our affiliated college administration to encourage less disruptive library behavior by faculty & students.  In the meantime it would be helpful to have an appropriate policy to cite when asking folks to tone it down. We have a library policy & procedure manual but none of our existing policies cover patron behavior.

Thank you in advance for examples,
Janet S. Bolduc, MSLS
Library Director
Gerrish-True Health Sciences Library
Central Maine Medical Center

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