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Good afternoon,

With all the book challenges happening  in the country, our school district
is revisiting its Instructional and Library-Media Materials Selection
policy.

To summarize, under procedures for selection, our district policy states,
"materials will be evaluated by professional staff." Our district would
like to tighten this up by listing specific reputable, unbiased selection
aids.

I have been reading other Maine districts' selection policies on MASL, and
they are similarly worded; materials will be evaluated by professional
staff/personnel.

My two questions are: Are there any Maine school libraries that list
specific resources in their Board policy in which they purchase their
library materials? And, how do you decide what to add to the collection,
especially if a title is a new release with few reviews?

Thank you for your responses in advance. Our district wants to make sure we
are ready for any challenge that may come our way.

*Jennifer Redimarker (she/her)*
*Marshwood High School Library Media Specialist/District Library
Coordinator*
*MHS Yearbook Advisor*


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