going fee free

black and white photo of a kitten's face emerging from an overturned pitcher
From Kittens and cats : a book of tales / Eulalie Osgood Grover (1911)

114th chat, Monday October 22 2018: going fee free
11 am Pacific / noon Mountain /  1 pm Central / 2 pm Eastern

moderated by @CleverGirlReads
Wakelet (compilation of tweets) (pdf) by @violetbfox

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discussion questions:

  • Q1. What are the rationales behind charging fines and fees in libraries? How effective are they in meeting those goals? #critlib
  • Q2. Which of our patrons are most directly affected by library fines and fees? In what ways do fines affect patron access to and perception of libraries? #critlib
  • Q3. What are some different strategies for trying to go fee-free? In which kinds of libraries would each strategy work best? #critlib
  • Q4. What apprehensions do you have about going fee-free? What challenges would you need to overcome if you wanted to implement fewer (or no) fees? #critlib