personal hygiene

What is personal hygiene?

personal hygiene meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

Bodily cleanliness is an issue in libraries frequented by the homeless, to the extent that some libraries have revised their user behavior policies to ban individuals from library premises who emit strong odors (body-odors and perfumes) that interfere with use of services by other patrons or library staff. American Libraries reported in February 2006 that an advocacy group for homeless people questioned the fairness of such a ban imposed by the Dallas Public Library; however, Leslie Burger, then President-Elect of the American Library Association (ALA), affirmed that the DPL policy complies with a 1992 ruling by the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (Kreimer v. Bureau of Police for Morristown) that public libraries are a limited public forum from which people can be barred if their behavior or habits, including aroma, is disturbing to others.


reference: ABC-CLIO