8-301 - Media Centers

Policy 8-301


The Board of Education endorses the School Library Bill of Rights as drawn by the American Library Association, which asserts that the responsibility of the media center is:
a. To provide materials that will enrich and support the curriculum, taking into consideration the varied interests, abilities, and maturity levels of the pupils served;
b. To provide materials that will stimulate students' growth in factual knowledge, literary appreciation, aesthetic values, and ethical standards;
c. To provide a background of information that will enable students to make intelligent judgments in their daily lives;
d. To provide materials on opposing sides of controversial issues so that young citizens may develop, under guidance, the practice of critical analysis of all media;
e. To provide materials representative of the many religious, ethnic, and cultural groups and their contributions to our American heritage;
f. To place principle above personal opinion and reason above prejudice n the selection of materials of the highest quality in order to assure a comprehensive collection, appropriate for the users of the library media center.

Adopted 3/12/96
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