Library Materials Reconsideration Process
The District recognizes the importance of providing a method whereby opinions from the public regarding materials selection, programs and displays can be voiced. Therefore, it has established a policy, which will apply to all requests for reconsideration of District library content including (1) those about materials represented in the collection, and (2) those about materials not represented in the collection, and (3) those about programs and/or displays. To comply with this policy, a request for reconsideration must be in writing. Forms are available at all District libraries and/or branches, and should only be distributed to patrons by a supervisor or Branch Manager. Before distributing the form, the supervisor or Branch Manager must discuss the District’s Collection Policy with the patron, and offer to find them alternate materials that will suit their needs. The supervisor or Branch Manager should ascertain that the form has been filled out completely. Upon completion, the form shall be mailed or delivered to the Library Director. Upon receipt of the signed form, the Library Director will:
Should the patron desire to appeal the decision of the Library Director, the patron may request a Board hearing by notifying the Library Director, who will make the necessary arrangements. Following such hearing, the decision of the Board will be final.
Adopted: October 30, 2013