Practical Applications | Annual Meeting Duluth
May 17, 2024 12:00 Noon - 12:45 PM(America/Chicago)
20240517T1200 20240517T1245 America/Chicago Using Alma to Create Equitable Access to Library Technology Our library hasn’t charged fines in several years, with the exception of equipment, mainly laptops. During and immediately following the pandemic, we eliminated all fines, including those for library equipment and laptops — and experimented with different loan lengths for laptops. Over time, analysis showed that laptops were returned late at an alarming rate, or not returned at all, resulting in replacement fee charges and unnecessary manual work for staff. This presentation will share details about how, in an effort to ensure equitable access to library materials, we utilized fulfillment, analytics, and Alma integrations to reinstitute laptop fines. Successful implementation of laptop fines has allowed us to explore fine implementation for other highly used items including cameras, video games, and tablets. Duluth Ex Libris Knowledge Days and ELUNA Events 2024 eluna-conf-planning@exlibrisusers.org
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Our library hasn’t charged fines in several years, with the exception of equipment, mainly laptops. During and immediately following the pandemic, we eliminated all fines, including those for library equipment and laptops — and experimented with different loan lengths for laptops. Over time, analysis showed that laptops were returned late at an alarming rate, or not returned at all, resulting in replacement fee charges and unnecessary manual work for staff. This presentation will share details about how, in an effort to ensure equitable access to library materials, we utilized fulfillment, analytics, and Alma integrations to reinstitute laptop fines. Successful implementation of laptop fines has allowed us to explore fine implementation for other highly used items including cameras, video games, and tablets.
Alma
Analyze a case study for using Alma to create equitable access to library technology
Associate Dean for Public Services
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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Resource Development and Access Librarian
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UNC Charlotte
 Maggie Ressel
Interim Assistant Dean for Special Projects
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University of Nevada, Reno
Mrs. Allison Erhardt
Library Systems Technologist
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University of Manitoba
Using Alma to Create Equitable Access to Librar...
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