Assessment, academic libraries, fines, circulation, change
In response to a charge from the library administration, the Circulation Committee of the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University designed and implemented a thorough assessment of circulation policies. Using multiple assessment methods including surveys, focus groups, and statistical analysis, the committee determined that the undergraduate checkout period was not sufficient and that the fine structure needed to change. Using the information obtained through the assessment, they were able to successfully lobby for an extension to the undergraduate checkout period and for the elimination of fines for regular overdue materials.
Original Publication Citation
Duane Wilson. Why Can't They Keep the Book Longer and Do We Really Need to Charge Fines? Assessing Circulation Policies at the Harold B. Lee Library: A Case Study. Journal of Access Service. Volume 11, Issue 3, Pages 135-149.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Wilson, Duane E, "Why Can't They Keep the Book Longer and Do We Really Need to Charge Fines? Assessing Circulation Policies at the Harold B. Lee Library: A Case Study" (2014). All Faculty Publications. 1598.
Taylor and Francis
Harold B. Lee Library
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The Journal of Access Services on July 7, 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15367967.2014.914815.
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