Cut Bank School District
Selection of Library Materials
Selection of library materials is a professional task conducted by library staff. In selecting library materials, the librarian will evaluate the existing collection; assess curricula needs; examine materials; and consult reputable, professionally prepared selection aids.
When materials no longer meet criteria for selection, they will be weeded. Weeding is a necessary aspect of selection, since every library will contain works which may have answered a need at the time of acquisition, but which, with the passage of time, have become obsolete, dated, unappealing, or worn out.
Discarded materials will be clearly stamped:
“WITHDRAWAL FROM __________ PUBLIC SCHOOL LIBRARY”
Materials will be discarded in compliance with § 20-6-604, MCA. When the decision to sell or dispose of library materials is made, the Board will adopt a resolution to sell or otherwise dispose of the material because it is or is about to become abandoned, obsolete, undesirable, or unsuitable for the school purposes of the District. The Board will publish a notice of the resolution in the newspaper of general circulation in __________. The resolution may not become effective for fourteen (14) days after notice is published.
Gift materials may be accepted with the understanding they must meet criteria set for book selection.