The librarian(s) will work cooperatively with staff members to interpret and guide the application of policy in making day-to-day selections; however, the final responsibility for selection of library resources lies with the Director of Libraries. The librarians encourage participation in the selection process. Teachers, students, staff and parents are invited to make recommendations by channeling appropriate reviews and other information.
In order to assure intelligent discrimination in the selection of resources, reviews are consulted before an acquisition decision is finalized whenever possible.
The professional journals and periodicals (online and/or print) used in the selection process include (but are not limited to):
All gifts will be subject to the same selection criteria as purchased materials. The library gladly accepts gifts of books and other materials but reserves the right to make whatever use of the material it feels appropriate. The library may dispose of unsolicited gifts by sale and/or any other means when gifts are not appropriate or needed for the collection of resources or the library program. Items deemed inappropriate will be respectfully declined or deselected.
If desired by donors, gift acknowledgements for donated materials will be provided by the library.