Utah: School Libraries: Meeting Gets Lively Over Book Acquisition Question
From the Standard-Examiner (Ogden, UT):
Brought to the attention of the Davis school board recently was a formal outline of its library media center policies, but what was meant to be an innocuous presentation to get suggestions from the board turned into an intense exchange of opinions on how books are acquired.
For a district that is still reeling from the aftermath of a lawsuit brought on earlier this year regarding a book that came into question, it was clear the board wanted to make sure the situation didn’t repeat itself.
At the recent school board meeting, another debated item brought up was how libraries weed their books, such as getting rid of books that are in poor physical condition, books that have dated or inaccurate information, or books that are checked out infrequently.
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