WALS libraries have agreed that when Teacher cards are issued there is to be one card per teacher with one set of rules.
For the user profile of TEACHER:
- Overdue Threshold: 50 items
- Bill Threshold: $250
- Charge Limit: 150 items
- Hold Limit: 50 items
- Billable for lost material: Yes
- Holds can be placed for the teacher card.
- The TEACHER profile is fine exempt.
- Loan Period: 28 days with one renewal.
Overrides can be used to reduce or extend the loan period at checkout depending on the type of material or the policy of the individual library.
These rules are for the checkout of any material at any WALS library.
The loaning library decides what and how much material may be checked out on the card at that library.
The teacher card is to be used for curriculum-related materials, not for personal reading or viewing interests. Problems with delayed return of materials or other abuses are to be handled by conversations with the teacher. Uncorrected abuses will result in cancellation of the card by the library.
The goal is get books into the hands of children and to support teacher that are doing just that. The simplified approach makes it easier for teachers regardless of which library or libraries they use.
Any WALS library can choose to use the teacher card profile to issue a card to a teacher, day care provider, or home-schooler.
The service the library provides to teachers is separate from the issuing of teacher cards. Each library can determine the level of service provided to teachers. Some libraries pull collections and check things out in advance to speed pick up. Some libraries deliver materials.
Some libraries also provide deposit collections to day care centers. These same rules apply to sites serving any age group.
The rules for any user with the profile of DEPOSIT are:
- Overdue Threshold: 50
- Bill Threshold: $500
- Charge Limit: 200 items
- Hold Limit: 25 items
- Billable for unreturned items: NO
The users with the DEPOSIT profile are NOT sent notices and are not billed. The items stay checked out on the DEPOSIT card unless handled individually by the library or removed by Winnefox using a report.
- Holds can be placed for the deposit collection account.
- The DEPOSIT profile is fine exempt.
- Loan Period: 60 days.
Overrides can be used to reduce or extend the loan period at checkout depending on the type of material.