Procedure for Examination of School Library Material
This state’s policy for the selection of school library materials states that any parent, guardian, student with parental consent, community member, or employee of the district may formally challenge library materials used in the district’s educational program. This policy further allows those persons in the school or the school community, who are not directly involved in the selection of library materials to make their opinions known. The focus of the examination procedure is to provide an open forum for making an informed decision.
Information for Authors
Certified educational media specialists are responsible for curating school library collections according to district and state guidelines. All titles in the collection must meet the needs of the school community. They must also meet district policies for academic and age-appropriateness and be available through district-approved vendors. These vendors provide library processing and computer records necessary to include books in the collections.