School Library PoliciesSampling of resources for districts and schools for developing and revising policies for selection, intellectual freedom, acceptable use, privacy, and weeding.
Library Collection Policies
Information regarding school library collection and selection policies.
Each school district has its own selection and collection development policy which is approved by the governing board.
- District Selection
From CDE's Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve.
Internet Acceptable Use Policies
Sample policies that contain provisions for student use of computers, the network and the Internet, usually written as a contract between the parent and student and the school, are provided. Sampling of some acceptable use policies:
- Los Angeles Unified School District Acceptable Use Policy
- Common Sense Media 1-to-1 Essentials – Acceptable Use Policies
Intellectual Freedom Resources
The Office for Intellectual Freedom from the American Library Association provides a wide variety of information and helpful resources.
Council of Teachers of English
This censorship guide provides background information, a statement regarding students' right to read, and guidelines for the selection of materials in English-language arts programs.
- CREW – A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries
Includes a section on weeding e-books.
- Weeding the School Library (PDF)
- Resources for School Librarians
Includes resources on digital libraries, librarian education, library policy, and school libraries.