117a - CUES Sora Digital Library
CUES SORA DIGITAL LIBRARY
The CUES Regional Sora digital library exists to enrich and support the educational programs of the CUES regional schools and provide a wide range of material on all levels of difficulty, with a diversity of appeal and the presentation of different points of view. The CUES board supports intellectual freedom as an important part of the educational process.
Collection Development Objectives
- To provide materials that will support the curriculum, taking into consideration the varied interests, abilities, and maturity levels of the pupils served.
- To provide materials that will stimulate growth in:
- factual knowledge
- literary appreciation
- aesthetic values
- ethical standards.
- 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.
- To provide a broad range of educational, informational, and recreational reading resources.
- To place principle above personal opinion and reason above prejudice in the selection of materials of the highest quality in order to assure a comprehensive collection appropriate for the users.
Acquisition Selection Criteria
Decisions to accept or reject material for inclusion in the library will rest principally on the following criteria:
- Adheres to current Utah law
- Needs and mission of the library collection
- Reliability and accuracy
- Intended audience
- Balanced views
- Literary merit
- Reputation of the author and publisher
- Format and price
- Requests from faculty and students
- Reviews from professional literary sources
Selection and Ordering
Purchasing process includes input from librarians and library media specialists in the CUES region. Librarians have access to the Marketplace to add books for consideration of purchase. Districts will be responsible for the management and selection of their individual district/school Advantage accounts. A district may make a purchase at any time and can decide if their purchased material is placed only in the district Advantage account or shared with the CUES region.
Weeding is essential to maintain a relevant and up-to-date collection. CUES staff will periodically review the collection to determine which materials should be removed or replaced. Circulation statistics will be considered when determining content license renewal.
A stakeholder may request reconsideration of content from the CUES Overdrive Library through this form. All reconsideration requests will be reviewed by a CUES Reconsideration Committee, which may consist of stakeholders from CUES and the regional school districts such as Library/Media Specialists, classroom teachers, administrators, and parent representatives. There will be restricted access to questioned material during the reconsideration process.
The Committee may take the following steps:
- Review the selection policy and the selection process for the material.
- Read or view the material in its entirety.
- Consider reviews from professional literary sources.
- Meet to discuss the reconsideration request.
- Make a recommendation on retention, removal, or replacement.
Prior to the decision of the Reconsideration Committee, the public will have an opportunity to comment regarding the questioned material at a CUES Board Meeting. Notice of the scheduled meeting, along with the name of the material under reconsideration, will be provided to Stakeholders at least 48 hours prior to the meeting for public comment.
Any required classroom material is excluded from this policy.