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. Director Health Education Library NY-P/Q 56-45 Main St Flushing, NY 11355 ph: 718-670-1600 ________________________________________ From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Deane, Paul [[log in to unmask]] Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2016 3:12 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Library Use Policies 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 [log in to unmask] 847.437.5500 x 4750 o 847.981.5336 f -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Janet Bolduc Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2016 2:10 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Library Use Policies 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 207-795-2564 This message and any included attachments are from Central Maine Healthcare and are intended only for the addressee. The information contained in this message is confidential and may constitute inside or non-public information under international, federal, or state securities laws. Unauthorized forwarding, printing, copying, distribution, or use of such information is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you are not the addressee, please promptly delete this message and notify the sender of the delivery error by E-mail or you may call Central Maine Healthcare in Lewiston, Maine, U.S.A at (207) 795-2259. Thank you. CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any accompanying data or files is confidential and may contain privileged information intended only for the named recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient(s), you are hereby notified that the dissemination, distribution, and or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you receive this message in error, or are not the named recipient(s), please notify the sender at the email address above, delete this email from your computer, and destroy any copies in any form immediately. Receipt by anyone other than the named recipient(s) is not a waiver of any attorney-client, work product, or other applicable privilege. This electronic message is intended to be for the use only of the named recipient, and may contain information that is confidential or privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error or are not the named recipient, please notify us immediately by contacting the sender at the electronic mail address noted above, and delete and destroy all copies of this message. Thank you.