CUES OVERDRIVE

Goal

To provide materials that will implement, enrich and support the educational programs of the CUES regional schools and to provide a wide range of material on all levels of difficulty, with a diversity of appeal and the presentation of different points of view.

Objectives

  1. To provide materials that will enrich and support the curriculum, taking into consideration the varied interests, abilities and maturity levels of the pupils served.
  2. To provide materials that will stimulate growth in factual knowledge, literary appreciation, aesthetic values, and ethical standards.
  3. 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.
  4. With the help of the regional selection committee (school media specialists) to be able to be a major support and aid for classroom teachers by seeking to understand their needs in the subject areas, and helping to obtain supplemental materials to satisfy those needs.
  5. 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.

Criteria

  1. Needs of the library based on knowledge of the curriculum and of the existing collection.
  2. Overall purpose.
  3. Timeliness or permanence.
  4. Importance of subject matter.
  5. Readability and popular appeal.
  6. The reputation of author and publisher.
  7. Format and price
  8. Requests from faculty and students.

Selection Committee

All librarians (high school and middle school) in the CUES region can participate in the beginning purchase process, after which we will form a committee with one representative from each district to be on the final selection committee. Each district will choose that one person for the committee, but all librarians will be able to have a cart on Marketplace to add books for consideration of purchase. Districts will be responsible for management and selection for 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.

Ordering Process

The librarians can add to the cart they have created at any time. On the first day of each month CUES will combine the carts into one, the committee members will have until the fifth to review the cart, and if they have any concerns about a title they are to email CUES. CUES will order on the 7th. If a librarian has a book they would like sooner, they can email CUES and the request will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Holds

Every Friday CUES will create a cart of holds, if there are 3 or more holds on a book, they will be put in the cart. We will limit the number of copies per book to three unless approved by the entire committee.

Objectionable Content

If there is a book in a cart that a committee member feels is objectionable, the title will be held and added to a list to be reviewed by the committee. If a purchased book is found objectionable by a student/parent/teacher, then they will be asked to fill out a form and the committee will review it.

Overdrive Support

Each school library will have one person that will be linked to the overdrive support email address to help handle issues in your school. It is CUES recommendation that the librarian will be that support person unless we are notified differently.

Objectionable Content Form

If you find objectionable content in any book that is in the CUES Overdrive Library, please fill out this form so we can review the book.
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