ADMINISTRATIVE RULE NO: 4025-01

RELATED TO POLICY SERIES NO: 4025

TITLE: LIBRARY RESOURCES - SELECTION GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA

PURPOSE:

To help Linn-Benton Community College librarians and faculty select resources and to maintain and develop a balanced, useful, and high quality collection. Linn-Benton Community College collection guidelines and criteria have been developed and made publicly available at the library’s website.

The guidelines shall be regularly reviewed and assessed.

REQUEST FOR WITHDRAWAL OF RESOURCES

Whenever any person using the Library objects to the presence of any resource, the complaint is given a fair hearing and referred immediately to the Library Department Chair who will discuss the matter with the complainant. Resources subject to complaint are not removed from use pending final action. The following outlines the process to follow in making a formal request for removal of library resources:

  1. The complainant is asked to fill out the appropriate form (Request for Reconsideration and Removal of Library Resources) so a more formal consideration of the complaint may be made.
  2. The Library department chair or other librarians examine the resource in question and determine whether it conforms to the standards of the Librarys resources selection policy.
  3. The Library department chair decides whether or not to  withdraw the resource in question and writes to the complainant giving the reasons for the decision.
  4. The dean of Academic Foundations is notified of the complaint and of the decision.
  5. Should the complainant disagree with the decision of the Library department chair, the complainant may appeal to said dean who reviews the original complaint and decision.
  6. If the complainant is not in agreement with the dean’s decision, the complaint will be reviewed by the president of the college. The decision of the president is final.

DATE OF ADOPTION: 08/13/84

DATE(S) OF REVISION(S): 07/12/94; 09/30/97; 03/15/05; 5/5/16

DATE OF LAST REVIEW: 5/5/16