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Library Collection Development Policy - Appendices

Appendix E: Objection Procedure

On occasion, an individual or group of individuals may question why a particular item is in the Library's collection. When this happens the following steps will be followed in order:

  • Contact the Collection Services librarian, who will contact the Dean of the Library. The librarian will explain the Library's policy concerning collection development. If this isn't acceptable,
  • Complete the Collection Review form and submit it to the Chair of the Collection Development Committee for review. The committee reviews the challenge form and a copy of the review is provided to the challenger. If the result is still unacceptable,
  • The submitted form and the committee's review are sent to the Faculty Senate Library Committee and the Dean of the Library for review. The Library Committee and the Dean provide a review of the objection and a copy of the review is provided to the challenger. Finally, if the result is still unacceptable,
  • The submitted form, committee reviews, and Dean's review are sent to the Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs for a final decision.