BP 6163.1 - LIBRARY MEDIA CENTERS
Instruction > Board Policy 6163.1 - Library Media Centers
Selection and Retention of Books and Media in School Library/Media Centers
Philosophy and Objectives
The Board of Trustees of the district establishes the school library/media center according to Educational Code.
The Board subscribes to the philosophy that the school library/media center is an integral part of the educational program of the district and provision of a variety of instructional material is an educational responsibility. Materials selected must conform to accepted district criteria and to the provisions of the Education Code.
Selection and Evaluation of School Library Materials
Library materials shall include print and electronic resources that align with the curriculum and are accessible to students with varying cognitive or language needs.
Teacher librarians shall evaluate and select materials in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation and shall use professional selection aids and standards. The selection process shall invite recommendations from administrators, teachers, other staff, parents/guardians, and students as appropriate.
Library materials should be continually evaluated in relation to evolving curricula, new formats of materials, new instructional methods, and the needs of students and teachers. Materials that contain outdated subject matter or are no longer appropriate shall be removed, and lost or worn materials may be replaced.
All gifts and donations of school library materials shall be subject to the same criteria as materials selected for purchase by the district.
Complaints regarding the appropriateness of library materials shall be addressed using the district's procedures for complaints regarding instructional materials.
Complaints must be submitted in writing to the Instruction Department and include specific information as to author, title, publisher, and specific objection. The statement must be signed and identification given which will allow proper reply. Challenged material will not be removed automatically from the library/media center, but will be reviewed in light of the objections raised. The district librarian will review the materials according to the established selection criteria.
Consideration of Objections to Material in Use
1703 Coordination of district library services by county superintendent
1770-1775 Provision of library services by county superintendent
18100-18203 School libraries
18300-18571 Union high school district/unified school district library district
19335-19336 Reading Initiative Program; recommended books
41570-41573 School and Library Improvement Block Grant
42605 Tier 3 categorical flexibility
44868-44869 Qualifications and employment of library media teachers
45340-45349 Instructional aides
60119 Sufficiency of textbooks and instructional materials; public hearing
60240-60251.5 State Instructional Materials Fund, purchase of classroom library materials 60420-60424 Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program
REPEALED EDUCATION CODE FOR CATEGORICAL PROGRAMS
18181 Districtwide library plan
52012 Establishment of school site council
52014-52015 School plans
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
16040-16043 School libraries
80053 Library media service teaching credential
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
6383 Improving Literacy Through School Libraries grant program
Adopted: March 21, 2013
Evergreen School District, San Jose, California