See US News and World Report blog post at:

• Who runs the circulation desk in your library? • How many books may students have at one time? • For how long? Do you charge overdue fines? • When may students come to the library? • When are all books due back to the library?

See blog post by Tiffany Whitehead at: http://www.mightylitt 834

“Overdues,” by Shel Silverstein, from A Light in the Attic What do I do? What do I do? This library book is 42 Years overdue. I admit that it’s mine But I can’t pay the fine– Should I turn it in Or hide it again? See blog post by What do I do? Michelle Pronovost at What do I do?

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Rader, Scott. "Trendspotting: Know Your Weaknesses." YALSA Blog. ALA Young Adult Library Services, 21 Mar. 2013. Web. 19 May 2013. Rogers, Cindy. "Myth #9 Post Survey." Web log post. Librarians on the Fly Blog. Blogger, 21 Dec. 2012. Web. 20 May 2013. Silverstein, Shel. A Light in the Attic. New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1981. Print. Whitehead, Tiffany. "Pondering Self-Checkout." Web log post. Mighty Little Librarian. Word Press, 20 Mar. 2013. Web. 28 May 2013.

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