Hinsdale Public Library Collection Development Policy

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<ul><li><p>8/8/2019 Hinsdale Public Library Collection Development Policy</p><p> 1/8</p></li><li><p>8/8/2019 Hinsdale Public Library Collection Development Policy</p><p> 2/8</p></li><li><p>8/8/2019 Hinsdale Public Library Collection Development Policy</p><p> 3/8</p></li><li><p>8/8/2019 Hinsdale Public Library Collection Development Policy</p><p> 4/8</p></li><li><p>8/8/2019 Hinsdale Public Library Collection Development Policy</p><p> 5/8</p></li><li><p>8/8/2019 Hinsdale Public Library Collection Development Policy</p><p> 6/8</p></li><li><p>8/8/2019 Hinsdale Public Library Collection Development Policy</p><p> 7/8</p><p>Hinsdale Public Library Collection Development Policy6. It is the responsibility of publishers and librarians, as guardians of the peoples</p><p>freedom to read, to contest encroachments upon that freedom by individuals orgroups seeking to impose their own standards or tastes upon the community atlarge.</p><p>7. It is the responsibility of publishers and librarians to give full meaning to thefreedom to read by providing books that enrich the quality and diversity ofthought and expression. By the exercise of this affirmative responsibility, they candemonstrate that the answer to a bad book is a good one, the answer to a badidea is a good one.</p><p>Based on the Freedom to Read Statement adopted June 25, 1953 and revised January 28, 1972, January 16,1991, July 12, 2000 by the ALA Council and the AAP Freedom to Read Committee.</p><p> Freedom to View Statement </p><p>The FREEDOM TO VIEW, along with the freedom to speak, to hear, and to read, isprotected by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. In a freesociety, there is no place for censorship of any medium of expression. Therefore theseprinciples are affirmed:</p><p>1. To provide the broadest access to film, video, and other audiovisual materialsbecause they are a means for the communication of ideas. Liberty of circulation isessential to insure the constitutional guarantees of freedom of expression.</p><p>2. To protect the confidentiality of all individuals and institutions using film, video,and other audiovisual materials.</p><p>3. To provide film, video, and other audiovisual materials which represent a diversityof views and expressions. Selection of a work does not constitute or implyagreement with or approval of the content.</p><p>4. To provide a diversity of viewpoints without the constraint of labeling orprejudging film, video, or other audiovisual materials on the basis of moral,religious, or political beliefs of the producer or filmmaker or on the basis ofcontroversial content.</p><p>5. To contest vigorously, by all lawful means, every encroachment upon the publicsfreedom to view.</p><p>This statement was originally drafted by the Freedom to View Committee of the American Film and VideoAssociation (formerly the Educational Film Library Association) and was adopted by the AFVA Board ofDirectors in February 1979. This statement was updated and approved by the AFVA Board of Directors in1989. Endorsed by the American Library Association (ALA) Council January 10, 1990.</p><p> Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials and ResourcesDear Library Patron,</p><p>If you wish to request that the library reconsider an item which is in our collection,please do so in a letter to the Library Director addressing the following points andincluding any other information you wish to provide:</p><p>Revised October 23, 2007</p></li><li><p>8/8/2019 Hinsdale Public Library Collection Development Policy</p><p> 8/8</p><p>Hinsdale Public Library Collection Development Policy</p><p>Revised October 23, 2007</p><p> Please identify the material (author, title, etc.) How was this item brought to your attention? Have you read the entire book? What do you approve of in the book? Citing specific pages and paragraphs is</p><p>helpful. What do you object to in the book? Citing specific pages and paragraphs is helpful. If possible, please recommend another book that will convey as valuable a</p><p>perspective on the same subject or theme. Are you representing yourself or a group? Please provide your name, address and telephone number.</p><p>If the item under consideration is not a book, please modify your responsesaccordingly. Following receipt of your letter the Library Director and two other librarianswho select materials for the collection will review and discuss the item to which you haveobjected. The Library Director will then make a decision regarding your request. You willbe informed of this decision in writing.</p><p>Hinsdale Board of Library TrusteesApproved and Adopted by the Library Board on 11/27/07</p></li></ul>

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