Step 1: Book Selections

  • Campus librarians will initiate book selection requests based on criteria set in District policy.

    Each item selected shall:

    1. Support and enrich the curriculum and/or students' personal interests and learning;

    2. Meet high standards in literary, artistic, and aesthetic quality; technical aspects; and physical format;

    3. Be appropriate for the subject area and for the age, intellectual development, and ability level of the students for whom the materials are selected;

    4. For nonfiction resources, incorporate accurate and authentic factual content from authoritative sources;

    5. Earn favorable reviews in standard reviewing sources and/or favorable recommendations based on preview and examination of materials by professional personnel; and

    6. Balance cost with need.

    In addition to the above criteria, fiction, narrative nonfiction (memoirs and biographies), and graphic novels must each meet the following selection criteria, with the District determining that such materials:

    1. Are integral to the instructional program.

    2. Reflect the interests and needs of the students and faculty.

    3. Are appropriate for the reading levels and understanding of students.

    4. Are included because of their literary or artistic value and merit.

    5. If narrative nonfiction, present information with the greatest degree of accuracy and clarity.

     

Step 2: Selection Approval

  • Campus librarians will submit library selection requests to the campus principal and district librarian for approval.

     

Step 3: Selection Preview

  • Once selections are approved by the campus principal and district librarian, selection lists will be posted at this location on the district website for a 30-day preview.  

Step 4: Board Approval

  • Approved library selections will be submitted to the school board for final approval.