California library folks are invited to view an Infopeople webcast (free) from noon til 1 p.m. on Tues July 11th. This is a follow up to the Law for Librarians conference held last April by the American Library Association.
Collection Policies that Stave Off Lawsuits http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/07-11-06/
Do you and your library's front line staff know what to do when a patron says that a book should be taken off the shelves or put behind the counter? Are your procedures for responding to patron challenges clear and up-to-date? When was the last time your library's collection development policy was revised? In this webcast you'll learn essential guidelines for handling patron complaints appropriately and avoiding lawsuits against the library - and yourself!
Library folks outside of California are welcome to view it as an archive after July 11th.
Forthcoming webcasts are at http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/index.php Feel free to contact me with great ideas/sources as I work on the topics of Internet, CIPA and sexual harassment, labels and rating systems, youth access and age-based policies, privacy issues, and religious issues in libraries.