Overdues: Overdone?

A discussion on the nature of due dates took place in December, on the Association of Independent School Librarians listserv.  Has the defined due date passed its usefulness?  What happens if students keep books until they are “done” ?

I came out in favor of keeping the defined due date, with a liberal renewal policy. However, as the nature of research material changes, the idea of scarcity of material is also changing, making due dates a non-issue for more and more materials.  Read my full guest blogger post at Independent Ideas.

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  1. I am a librarian at an elementary school. We have deadlines, but kids can renew their books and there are no late fees. This is my first year in the library, but our school has never had late fees. If a book is lost the kids do need to pay for it.

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