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Library Collection Development - General Guidelines
Berea College students, faculty, and staff have the right to object to materials found in the collection, just as they have the right to request that Hutchins Library add materials to the collection. The goals of this policy are due process and timely resolution.
Library personnel receiving a verbal or written complaint about material report the complaint to the Director of Library Services. Student workers notify their labor supervisor or the Director.
At his/her discretion, the Director may informally address these concerns, explaining Hutchins Library’s collection practices and philosophy to the concerned user.
If a formal reconsideration is requested, a reconsideration form is given to the concerned user. The forms are available at the circulation and reference desks.
Reconsideration requests are not official until the appropriate form is completed, signed, and given to the Director. Hearsay, phone calls, verbal complaints, anonymous objections, or e-mails do not constitute a request for reconsideration.