Thus it was interesting to read in the Duncan Banner:
Privacy is an important concept, and for Duncan Public Library, this concept could become a necessity.Of course, all our policies are published on our website; we've several times heard from other libraries asking permission to copy or adapt our policies. While our policies are imperfect and keeping them up-to-date is an ongoing challenge, this speaks well for our staff and board, and the good effort that goes into policy maintenance.
Library Director Ann Brown said, “I noticed we didn’t have a policy in place. I don’t think we’ll ever have problems with it.”
Brown said she had been reading about privacy in libraries and thought the board might want to create a policy for the library.
“I’ve just been reading a lot of about this,” she said.
During the meeting, members looked at several library privacy policies from around the country. The policies came from places including the New Jersey Library Association, the Boston Public Library in Massachusetts, and the Appleton Public Library in Wisconsin.