Message from Jerrie Bayer:
As a rule, staff should be aware that they should never hold onto personal materials for users. The Libraries should not be put in a position where they could be held liable if theft or damage occurs while an item is in the care of our staff.
Also of concern is the potential for criminal activity involving unattended bags, such as bombs or other harmful devices. Because of this potential danger, staff should not jeopardize themselves or other library patrons by accepting a bag from a patron.
If there are concerns raised by users or staff, please refer them to either me or Matt Bowers (firstname.lastname@example.org). Further information will be coming from the Safety Committee.