WSR 05-09-064



[ Filed April 19, 2005, 1:25 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-05-096.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 132H-136 WAC, Library-Media Center, Policy of Community College District VIII, formerly titled Library-Media Center Code of Community College District VIII.

Hearing Location(s): Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Room L100, Bellevue, WA 98007-6484, on June 13, 2005, at 9:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: June 29, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: Myra Van Vactor, Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Room L100, Bellevue, WA 98007-6484, e-mail, fax 564-6186, by June 9, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Susan Gjomesli by June 8, 2005, TTY (425) 564-4110 or (425) 564-2498.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposal streamlines the existing Library-Media Center WAC so that it is easier to read and understand. It adds new sections identifying the purpose of the center and the services offered by the Library-Media Center. It amends information about library loans and clarifies information about how fines are levied. The proposal repeals sections on the schedule of fines and information about the student handbook, since both sections are not relevant.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The changes make the chapter easier to read and understand and clarifies information that is important for library users.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 34.05 RCW and RCW 28B.50.140.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: , governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Myra Van Vactor, L100, (425) 564-2252.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The policy changes to the existing WAC have no impact on small business.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. There are no costs associated with implementation of this rule.

April 18, 2005

Debra P. Ross

Rules Coordinator

AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 13, filed 2/13/73 [3/9/73])

WAC 132H-136-010   Title.   WAC 132H-136-010 through 132H-136-040 will be known as the library-media center ((code)) policy of Community College District VIII.

[Order 13, 132H-136-010, filed 3/9/73.]

Reviser's note: The bracketed material preceding the section above was supplied by the code reviser's office.
WAC 132H-136-015   Purpose.   The Library Media Center (LMC) provides the information resources needed by students, faculty, staff and the community to encourage learning, innovation, intellectual integrity and civic responsibility. The LMC resources and services support the college's mission to provide accessible services and meet the changing educational needs of our diverse community. This policy applies to all BCC employees, students and library users who use any of the Library Media Center resources and facilities.


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 35, filed 9/3/75 [10/10/75])

WAC 132H-136-020   Loans.   Materials from the Bellevue Community College library((-)) media center are available to be checked out ((to)) by members of the following groups.

(1) All currently registered students of Bellevue Community College.

(2) All currently employed faculty, ((and)) administrative and classified staff ((members)).

(((3) All persons currently employed in classified staff positions.))

(((4) All holders of currently valid courtesy cards. This latter group includes members of the board of trustees, community educators whose work might necessitate usage of library-media materials, and other individuals who show a particular need for specialized items in the library-media collections which are not available elsewhere.))

(((5))) (3) Students from other institutions with which the Bellevue Community College library_((-))media center has a "Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement". ((reciprocal lending agreement through the "shared use plan.")) This group may use materials on a loan basis at the discretion of the circulation/media services manager, ((supervisor)) who shall determine lending priorities based upon the current usage of individual items by Bellevue Community College students.

[Order 35, 132H-136-020, filed 10/10/75; Order 13, 132H-136-020, filed 3/9/73.]

Reviser's note: The bracketed material preceding the section above was supplied by the code reviser's office.

Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules. The rule published above varies from its predecessor in certain respects not indicated by the use of these markings.
WAC 132H-136-025   Services.   The Library Media Center maintains a web site and publishes a brochure summarizing information about the LMC, including hours of service, circulation of collections (including print and non-print materials), and services and resources available (including media, equipment, and facilities).


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 92-19-052, filed 9/10/92)

WAC 132H-136-030   Fines.   Charges are levied for overdue, lost, damaged materials and equipment. (1) Replacement charges will include cost of replacement plus a processing fee. Replacement costs for items that are no longer in print or not available for purchase will be based upon the cost of a similar item plus a processing fee.

(2) Charges for overdue materials will be according to a fee schedule that is posted in the circulation desk area and the LMC web site and brochure. Students may appeal charges by following the Library Fines and Appeal Procedure as detailed in the LMC Manual of Policies and Procedures, a copy of which is available in the Reserve Collection.

(((1) In cases where damage or loss of library material is evident, the offending patron is assessed the replacement cost.

(2) Where library-media materials are retained by the borrower beyond the designated due date, fines are levied as a sanction to effect the prompt return of items which might be in demand by others.))

(3) When materials are not returned, or ((fines)) charges not paid, holds are placed on the transcript records of those involved -- only as a sanction to cause the ultimate return of library((-)) media material in order to protect the integrity of the library((-media)) collection.

(4) In extreme cases, when expensive or valuable items are involved, the provisions of RCW 27.12.340 may be invoked.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW and RCW 28B.50.140. 92-19-052, 132H-136-030, filed 9/10/92, effective 10/11/92; Order 35, 132H-136-030, filed 10/10/75; Order 13, 132H-136-030, filed 3/9/73.]


     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 132H-136-035 Schedule of fines.
WAC 132H-136-040 Student handbook.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office