ERIC Number: ED356804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Selection Policies and Reevaluation Procedures: A Workbook.
Minnesota Coalition Against Censorship, Minneapolis.; Minnesota Educational Media Organization, Stillwater.
This workbook was prepared in order to assist public school officials in the development of appropriate procedures for the selection of educational resources, handling of complaints, and reevaluation of such material. The workbook was developed by borrowing and adapting language from selection policies from a variety of sources. Introductory material addresses related Minnesota State Board policy and regulation; the purpose of selection policies; developing a selection policy; using the workbook, and terminology. "Essential Elements of Educational Resource Selection Policies and Reevaluation Procedures," a checklist developed by the Minnesota Coalition Against Censorship, is included. The first main part of the workbook deals with policy, including objectives; freedom to read, view, and listen; and legal responsibility. Topics related to selection procedures are considered in the second part, including description of resources covered by the policy; the process used in the selection of resources; selection criteria; and recommendations for selection. The third part covers reevaluation procedures, including policy statements; the person to whom a reevaluation request is directed; information meetings; the reevaluation committee; the reevaluation process and timeline; open hearings; status of resources during the process; criteria for reevaluation; decision of the reevaluation committee; application of the decision; and appeal. Various documents needed for the process are appended. (Contains 7 references.) (ALF)
Descriptors: Censorship, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Freedom of Information, Intellectual Freedom, Learning Resources Centers, Library Material Selection, Library Policy, Media Selection, Problems, Public Schools, School Libraries
Minnesota Educational Media Organization (MEMO), 408 Quarry Lane, Stillwater, MN 55082 ($8, check payable to MEMO).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Coalition Against Censorship, Minneapolis.; Minnesota Educational Media Organization, Stillwater.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota