Q. How do I grant YA Library reading and borrowing permissions to a Junior School boy? [ILT]
Upon enquiry from a student, his parent should be handed or emailed the information slip. Text of this here:
Information for Parents about YA Reading Permissions for Junior School Students
The Scotch Junior/Middle School Library has certain books categorised as ‘Young Adult’ (YA) based on their inclusion of content some parents may deem unsuitable for their children. The content may encompass a degree of violence, supernatural themes or more mature relationship concepts, for example. Students in Years 1 to 5 may not borrow YA books without their parent’s explicit permission, nor are they permitted to read them in the Library. Students in Years 6 and above are automatically granted borrowing rights for these titles.
If a parent is comfortable with their Year 1-5 son’s conceptual grasp and reading level, they may grant YA access by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, including the name of the student, their own name and relationship to the boy. A staff member will file the communication and add a note to the boy’s borrowing record granting YA access.
If you have any questions about this process, please come and see us or email email@example.com and a staff member will be happy to get back to you with any further information available.
Bradley Tyrrell, Dean of Information and Learning Technology
- When/if the parent emails Library, the whole text of the email – including date and address – is saved as a file (filename includes student name i.e. ElvisParsnip_YAperm) in the shared folder Library/Kathryn Salt Junior School/YA_Permissions
- Add the details to the file - Junior School Boys with YA Permissions
- Add the details to the boy’s borrower record in Notes, not alerts, so it’s visible on the upper right of the borrower screen
- Print the updated version of the Junior School Boys with YA Permissions document and pin above Kathryn’s desk on the partition