Following Board Policy 4040, the library faculty select materials that support IVC programs of study and the institutional learning outcomes. In order to develop and maintain an inclusive, diverse, and accessible collection, we follow the American Library Association, ACRL Diversity standards, which include:
The library's selection policy reflects the mission of the college, IVC academic and career pathways, and the information needs of students, faculty, and staff.
The library's collection:
The library's collection is reviewed on an ongoing basis to ensure that the collection meets the current curriculum, learning, career, and overall informational needs of the IVC community. Materials that no longer meet the needs of the community may be removed from the collection. Upon selection and deselection of materials, librarians consider currency, accuracy, relevance, duplication, format, and accessibility.
A person who wishes to request a reconsideration of library material must submit their request using this form. The request will be reviewed by the library faculty who will discuss the addition or withdrawal of materials based on the principles stated in the Library Bill of Rights. The library faculty will make a recommendation to the Director of the Library & Learning Resource Center who is responsible for making the final decision.
The library greatly appreciates the generosity of those wishing to donate materials to the collection. Donations are accepted with the understanding that the donated items may or may not be added to the IVC library collection. Donated items will be added to the collection if they meet the current interests and needs of the IVC community. The library reserves the right to determine the retention, location, and type of use of all donations. The library assumes no responsibility for appraisal of donations, nor can the library accept items under restricted conditions. Donations received by the library that are not added to the library's collection shall be forwarded to the appropriate nonprofit organization for potential use.