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Brevard County Florida Public Library Material Selection Policy 2009 (BCC 73)

Brevard County Florida Public Library Material Selection Policy 2009 (BCC 73)

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PROCEDURE
Title:LibraryMaterialSelectionNumber:BCC-73Cancels:May17,2006Approved:
09/01/09
Originator:LibraryServicesReview:
09/01/2011
I.OBJECTIVESToestablishtheprinciples,responsibilities,andcriteriaforlibrarymaterialsselection.II.DEFINITIONSANDREFERENCES
A.
Selection-Referstothedecisiontoeitheradd,retain,ordeletematerials.B.LocalLibraryBoard-LibraryboardofamemberlibraryappointedbythelocalgoverningagencyoftheBoardofCountyCommissioners.
C.
CountyLibraryBoard~AdvisoryBoard
of
theLibrarySystemappointedbytheBoardofCountyCommissioners.D.LibraryBillofRights-Astatementgoverningthecollectionsof
all
librariesadoptedbytheAmericanLibraryAssociation
(ALA)
onJune18,1948,includingsubsequentamendments.
E.
FreedomtoRead-
A
statementtoassertthepublicinterestinthepreservationofthefreedomtoread,adoptedJune25,1953bytheALACouncil,includingsubsequentamendments.F.FreedomtoView-AstatementtoaffirmthefreedomtoviewasprotectedbytheFirstAmendmenttotheConstitutionoftheUnitedStates,draftedbytheEducationalFilmLibraryAssociations'FreedomtoViewCommittee
in
February,1979andendorsedbythe
ALA
onJune28,1979,includingsubsequentamendments.G.Section230-55,BrevardCountyCode,Rules,Regulations,andProcedures.H.FormBCLS-23,Patron'sRequestforReconsiderationofLibraryMaterials.I.LibraryMaterials-Includes,butisnotlimitedto,thefollowingformats-Video,Audio,ArtWorks,Software,Books,andPeriodicals.
III.
DIRECTIVES
A.
A~thority.andresponsibilityfortheselectionoflibrarymaterialsrestswiththelocalLibraryDirectorasauthorizedbytheLibraryServicesDirector.Selectiondutiesmaybedelegatedtoqualifiedstaff,whobecauseoftheireducation,training,orexperience,havetheknowledgetoselectitems
in
specifiedsubjectfields.Suggestionsformaterialsfromstaffmembersandfromlibraryusersareencouragedandseriouslyconsideredintheselectionprocess.B.Materialsareselected
to
servethebroad,generalinterestrangesofBrevardCounty,whichservesadiverseculturalandeducationalpopulation.
 
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C.Thereisnosinglesetofcriteriathatcanbeappliedtoallitemsbecauseofthegreatdiversityofmaterials.Someitemsarejudgedprimarilyintermsofartisticmeritordocumentationofthetimes,whileothersareselectedtosatisfytherecreationalandinformationalneedsofthecommunity.D.Selectiondecisionsarebaseduponreviewjournalsandbookssuchas
LibraryJournal.BookHst,Publisher'sWeekly,Halliwell'sFilmGuide.VideoReview,
andothers.
E.
MaterialselectionfortheBrevardCountyLibrarySystemshallbeinconformancewiththeLibraryBillofRightswhichstatesinpart,"Materialshouldnotbeexcludedbecauseoftheorigin,background,orviewsofthosecontributingtotheircreation.Librariesshouldprovidematerialsandinformationpresentingallpointsofviewofcurrentandhistoricalissues,invariedformats.Materialsshouldnotbeproscribedorremovedbecauseofpartisanordoctrinaldisapproval.Librariesshouldchallengecensorshipinthefulfillmentoftheirresponsibilitytoprovideinformationandenlightenment."F.TheLibrarydoesnotremovematerialsbecauseofpartisanordoctrinaldisapproval.IV.SELECTIONCRITERIABYSUBJECTOFMATERIAL
A.
Inselectionofmaterialbysubject,considerationshouldbegiventosuchmattersaspopulardemandfortheitem;therelationshipofthematerialtotheexistingcollectionandtoothermaterialsavailableonthesubject;thelikelyattentionofcritics,opinionmakers,andthepublictotheitem;itsimportanceasadocumentofourtimes;thecostoftheitemascomparedwithcomparablematerialonthesamesubject,andthecost-benefitratiocomparedwithanalternateexpenditure.
B.
Acquisitionoflibrarymaterialswillincludematerial,ofaninformational,cultural,recreationalandinstructionalnaturewithcollectionsthatcontemplateandemphasizeserioususewhilealsorecognizingthelegitimacyofentertainmentpurposes.C.Acquisitionswillbeselectedtoconformwithanacceptablelevelofqualitywhichhasbeendeterminedinoneormoreofthefollowingways:1.Bytheopinionofqualifiedreviewersinrecognizedauthoritativereviewsources.2.
In-house
reviewevaluationbythelocalDirector.3.ByadherencetothestandardsascribedintheFreedomtoReadandFreedomtoViewStatementsaspreviouslyadopted.D.Generalqualitycriteriaincludethefollowing:
1.
Isofpresentandpotentialrelevancetocommunityneeds.2.Providesinsightintohumanandsocialneeds.3.Accuratelypresentsfactualinformation.4.Isusefulforitsintendedaudience.5.Satisfiespublicdemandresultingfromtheattentionofcriticsandreview.
 
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3
V.REQUESTSFORRECONSIDERATIONOFUBRARYMATERIALSRequestsforreconsiderationofLibraryMaterialsshallbeprocessed
in
thefollowingmanner:
A.
Patronsdesiringreconsiderationof
specific
itemsoflibrarymaterialshallhereferredtothelocalLibraryDirectorwhoshallprovidethepatronwithacopyoftheLibraryBillofRightstoreadandanexplanationofthesignificanceoftheprovisionscontainedtherein.
B.
In
the
eventapatronisnotsatisfiedwiththelocalLibraryDirector'sexplanation,thepatronshallberequestedtocompletethePatron'sRequestforReconsiderationof
Library
Materials(formBCLS-23).ThelocalLibraryDirectorshallscheduletherequest
for
theattentionofthe
Local
LibraryBoardandinformthepatron
of
thedate,time,andlocationofthemeeting.C.Ifthepatronisnotsatisfiedwiththedecision
of
the
Local
LibraryBoard,thepatron
shall
beinformed
that
therequestshallbeforwardedtotheLibraryServicesDirector.D.TheLibraryServicesDirectorshallscheduletherequestfortheattentionoftheCountyLibraryBoardandinformthepatronofthedate,time,andlocationofthemeeting.
V1.
AUTHORIZATIONTheauthoritytoissueorrevisethispolicyisreservedtotheBoardofCountyCommissioners.BOARDOFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS
OFBREVARDCOUNTY,
FLORIDAChuckNelson,ChairmanAsapprovedbytheBoardon:
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