Symposium on the Future of Libraries
Libraries continue to strive toward more equitable access even as many of our communities face growing income inequality - and the question of library fines has become particularly relevant. This session brings together three experienced library directors who have recently eliminated some or all overdue fines at their libraries to discuss the strategies they used in their communities, the arguments for and against the elimination of fines, their plans to measure impact and success, and how they communicate the issue of overdue fines as critical to any library's mission of equal access and social equity.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, Center for the Future of Libraries
Meeting Type: Symposium on the Future of Libraries
Cost: Included with full conference registration.