|Responsible University Administrator:||Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost|
|Responsible Officer:||Dean of University Libraries|
|Current Revision Date:||09/15/18|
|Next Review Date:||02/18/19|
|End of Policy Date:||NA|
The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries are committed to providing an environment for the university community that is conducive to academic research and study.
This policy is required for the effective communication of the university policy regarding behavior in the university libraries.
All patrons of the University Libraries.
In order to provide an environment that meets the diverse needs of students, faculty, and staff, the following guidelines apply:
- conversation levels, including cell phone conversations;
- sounds emanating from devices, including cell phone ringers, cell phone speaker phone function, computer speakers, and earbuds or headphones;
- other potentially disruptive noises.
- Quiet zones are available for those who prefer a quieter study environment. See the Quiet Study Zone Policy for details.
The Dean of University Libraries is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).
Quiet Study Zone Policy: www.usm.edu/institutional-policies/policy-acaf-lib-000-006
Tobacco-Free USM Policy: www.usm.edu/institutional-policies/policy-acaf-lib-000-006
Children in University Libraries Facilities Policy: www.usm.edu/institutional-policies/policy-acaf-lib-000-003
Technology Acceptable Use Policy: www.usm.edu/institutional-policies/policy-acaf-it-000-010
Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes
02/18/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout.04/26/13 – modified to include appropriate use of mobile phones; modified to include more detail on suspicious behavior.
08/01/13: Modified to include prohibited use of scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, skates, or other conveyances.
09/15/18: Modified to include appropriate behavior re: cell phone conversations, cell phone speakers, computer speakers, and earbuds or headphones; the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).