If the complainant is not satisfied with the action taken, he or she may request a hearing at the next meeting of the Board of Trustees. They will make a determination in accordance with an in-depth review of the Materials Selection Policy. Full Board action will be final.
WITHDRAWAL OF MATERIALS
An important part of maintaining a library’s collection is to systematically remove materials that are no longer useful or are out of date, in order to maintain relevant resources.
The same criteria used in selecting and acquiring materials will be used in weeding materials from the collection. The decision to withdraw materials shall be based on:
• the physical condition of the material
• use of the material, as determined by the last date of loan, or by the number of loans in the last five years
• age of the material as a misinformation factor, especially in the area of sciences
The Board of Trustees expresses its support for the staff who are responsible for the selection of library materials. The Board delegates to them the authority to purchase for inclusion in the library’s collection those materials that are within the scope of this policy statement.
Revised and Approved by the Library Board 2/19/2013