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Faculty & Staff Orientation to Library Services View information on library resources and services including databases, purchase recommendations, library instructional support, TexShare memberships, Interlibrary Loan, and reserve services as presented by Vernon College instructors. Special thanks are extended to those faculty members who participated in developing the video.
Library Catalog :
The online catalog may be searched for eBooks and print titles held at all VC library or resource center locations. Searches may be limited by campus or by eBook availability. Additionally, results may be sorted by title, author, or publication date. Book Collections: Print and Electronic Print Collections : The Vernon College Library System maintains print collections in Vernon, Century City Center, and Skills Training Center. There are over 26,000 volumes housed in the Wright Library on the Vernon Campus. Collections include reference materials as well as general circulating titles supporting all academic areas. Circulation : Books may be borrowed for a period of up to 3 months; however, these books are subject to recall if they are in demand. Books from the McNaughton section may be checked out for two weeks.
E-books are conveniently accessible from the library catalog.
To limit your search to online availability:
Go to the library catalog. Enter your search term/s. Use the filters in the left menu bar to limit your results to e-books. Use the drop-down menu to sort your results by author, title, relevance, publication date, etc.
Click on Downloadable to checkout and download the e-book.
Checking-out and Downloading eBooks : E-books can be checked out and downloaded to an iPad, PC, or other personal device. E-books are loaned for a period of 1 – 7 days. Once the checkout period has expired, the book is rendered inaccessible and automatically returned for use by other patrons. Books may also be returned any time prior to the date due. If the book is in use, you will be given the option of placing the book on hold. Once the book is available, you will be notified via email and given 2 days in which to checkout the book before it is released from the hold. Access to Print Collection on Vernon Campus Online instructors and faculty based in Wichita Falls may request books from the main collection in Vernon. Requests may be submitted in person at any library location or filed electronically via the Interlibrary Loan form accessible from the library homepage. Upon receipt of your request, the books will be mailed to your designated campus. Books can be returned to any VC library location.
Remote Access to Databases
Databases: The library provides off-campus access to full-text periodical databases supporting all subject areas. In addition to full text journals, databases offer access to reference sources, newspapers, career resources, and specialized databases such as Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Please see the following section for a listing of databases with descriptions. To access remotely: Go to the Library Homepage. Select “ Articles ,” one of the three main content items on the homepage. Choose a main subject area. Select a database. Off Campus Login : After selecting a database, you will be prompted to login with your library card/ID number and PIN. You may contact the library staff by phone or by email to request a card number and PIN of your choice. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone extension 2227 and specify: -- A library ID number of at least 5 digits of your choice. -- A 4 digit number of your choice for your PIN. Please note that persons already having a library-issued barcode number are also welcome to change their ID numbers and PIN’s. You will be notified when your account has been established or updated.
Databases by Subject
General Research & Reference Databases
Gale Academic OneFile This premiere multidisciplinary database offers comprehensive journal coverage in almost all subject areas including business and economics, health and medicine, criminal justice, political science, history, psychology, and others. Take advantage of an intuitive search interface to find full-text articles on virtually any topic. JSTOR The JSTOR Essential Collection provides full-text access to 684 scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. Content covers core subject areas including history, education, language and literature, business, and political science. The database features full runs of all journals from the first issue published up to the most recent with a 3-5 year publisher delay.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a comprehensive research tool for in depth coverage of important social issues of the day. In addition to the pro/con viewpoint essays, information includes topic overviews, primary source documents, periodical articles, and statistical tables, charts, and graphs. Gale OneFile News U.S. and World Newspapers and Media This full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. Gale OneFile: News provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. Academic Video Online Academic Video Online is a comprehensive collection of video content spanning a wide range of subject areas. Content includes documentaries, feature films, theatre performances, training videos, and more from leading distributors, producers, and filmmakers including PBS, BBC, and others. Encyclopedia Britannica This premiere multidisciplinary database offers comprehensive journal coverage in almost all subject areas including agriculture. Agricultural journals covered in the database include: Agriculture; Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment; Precision Agriculture; Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, and others. Take advantage of an intuitive search interface to find full-text articles on agriculture and other topics. Gale OneFile Business Gale OneFile Business provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and strategy as well as business theory and practice. Gale Business Entrepreneurship Gale Business: Entrepreneurship is a comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. It combines authoritative periodical and reference content to support prospective and current entrepreneurs as well as business students. Gale Business: Insights Global Insights Global provides comprehensive coverage of economic and business indicators, company comparisons, and business/industry profiles along with associated news, case studies, and academic journal articles. Gale OneFile: Leadership and Management Provides access to authoritative periodical content covering topics such as 21st-century skills, organizational dynamics and leadership, adult learning and continuing education, and more.
Agriculture, Business, and Education Databases Gale Academic OneFile
Government, History, and Politics Databases
JSTOR The JSTOR Essential Collection supports historical research with full text access to scholarly journals and primary source materials. The database features full runs of all journals from the first issue published up to the most recent with a 3-5 year publisher delay. Handbook of Texas: “A Digital Gateway to Texas History” A project of the Texas State Historical Association, the Handbook is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. Gale Academic OneFile This premiere multidisciplinary database offers comprehensive journal coverage in almost all subject areas including history. Take advantage of an intuitive search interface to find full-text articles on history and other topics. Gale OneFile: U.S. History Provides full-text access to scholarly journals and magazines offering balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work established in the field. Heritage Quest A premier genealogical research tool, the database provides access to family and local histories, U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1930, genealogical serials, and primary sources in full image. Proquest African American Heritage ProQuest® African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans. Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health Nursing and Allied Health provides full-text access to over 35 nursing specific journals including Nursing , Pediatric Nursing , MedSurg Nursing , American Nurse Today , Journal of Community Nursing , and others. The database provides authoritative content to support nursing professionals as wells as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum. Gale OneFile Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine.
Medicine and Science Databases
Science in Context The database covers the most significant science topics of the day through an interesting and engaging user interface. Content includes information from authoritative reference sources, scholarly journals, news articles, and audio-visual files. Proquest SciTech Premium Collection Information covers natural sciences and technology through scholarly journals, trade & industry journals, magazines, technical reports, and more. Gale OneFile Science OneFile Science provides full-text access to over 350 journals covering all areas of science including physical, life, and earth sciences. Science in Context The database covers the most significant science topics of the day through an interesting and engaging user interface. Content includes information from authoritative reference sources, scholarly journals, news articles, and audio-visual files. Gale Literature Resource Center As the online destination for literature analyses, students get access to up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 175,000 writers in all disciplines, time periods, and regions of the world. JSTOR The JSTOR Essential Collection offers considerable journal coverage in literature and is a good resource to consult for literary criticism. Digital Theatre Plus This resource features numerous full-length productions performed by world-class theatre companies including Broadway HD. The database also includes a variety of instructional materials for incorporating content into the curriculum. 20 th Century American Poetry and 20 th Century English Poetry These resources include comprehensive collections of poetry written by the most important and studied poets of the 20 th Century. The English collection includes over 600 volumes of poetry written by noted poets such as Robert Graves, A.E. Housman, W.B. Yeats, and Thomas Hardy. Readers may search by author as well as by keyword within the poem, first line, or title.
Literature & Arts Databases
Psychology & Sociology Databases Gale OneFile Psychology
Provides access to authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology— abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social and all areas of applied psychology.
Behavioral and Mental Health Online This resource provides a comprehensive, rich, and diverse collection of video and text for anyone studying or teaching in the area of mental health. Programs in counseling, social work, nursing, psychology and behavioral health will all benefit from the wide variety of content in this collection, which includes clinical mental health demonstrations, actual therapy sessions, compelling documentaries on the human condition, psychotherapy transcripts, as well client narratives and reference works. Content included in the package has been the recipient of the Best Niche Product award from Library Journal and was deemed “highly recommended” by Choice Magazine . Learning Express Library Learning Express Library is the library's premier career development database. Career Center Plus : Select the Career Center Plus module for practice tests based on current licensing exams in nursing (NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN), teaching, law enforcement, emergency medical services, cosmetology, dental assisting, surgical technology, and others. Tests include instant scoring with answer explanations. The Job & Career Accelerator includes the resume builder and job search tools. The College Center Plus provides skills building modules in the core subject areas. Gale OneFile Computer Science Gale OneFile: Computer Science provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. The database includes more than 600 journals and periodicals, providing information on computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology. Gale OneFile Culinary Arts Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts offers a smorgasbord of information—more than five million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as book reference content from Delmar such as About Wine, Introduction to Catering, Advanced Bread and Pastry, and Eat Fit Be Fit.
Technical, Vocational, & Recreational Databases
Downloading Library E-Books
Download E-books to a Chrome Book
Download the e-reader app, OverDrive , to your Chrome Book. OverDrive is available from the Google Play Store.
Download E-books to an iPad or PC
Create an Adobe ID. o Go to: https://www.adobe.com o Click Sign In (upper right corner of screen). o Click Get an Adobe ID. o Before you download an eBook to Adobe Digital Editions, you will be prompted to authorize the app with you Adobe ID. Note : Leave the default eBook Vendor selected as Adobe ID . Download the Adobe Digital Editions App from your device’s app store. o Google Play for Android phones and tables o iTunes App Store for Apple iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch o For Windows: Go to https://www.adobe.com Do a site search for Adobe Digital Editions. Click on the link labeled Adobe Digital Editions Download. Note: The Overdrive app is recommended for Kindle Fire tablet users.
Select an e-book from the library catalog.
Go to the library catalog at https://library.vernoncollege.edu Enter your search term/s and click Search .
Use the filters on the left to limit your results to e-books.
Use the drop down menu to sort the results by author, title, or publication date.
Click on Downloadable to check-out and download the e-book.
Login with your VC student ID number and PIN without typing Chaps with the number.
Click on Full Download.
Click on Create Account to create your personal EBSCOhost account. This account is needed in order to checkout e-books.
Select the number of days (1-7) that you would like to borrow the book and then click Full Download .
You will receive a notification that the download was successful.
To open the book, click on the link to the downloaded file in the lower left corner of the screen or open OverDrive on your Chrome Book or Adobe Digital Editions on your PC or iPad.
Note: At the end of the checkout period, the book is rendered inaccessible and automatically returned for use by other patrons. Books may also be returned any time prior to the date due. Holds: If the e- book is in use, you will be given the option of placing the e-book on hold. Once the e-book becomes available, you will be notified via email and given 2 days in which to checkout the e-book before it is released from the hold.
Library Instructional Support
Classroom Presentations : The library will provide brief orientations or course specific library instruction at the request of faculty. Instructional sessions are tailored to meet the needs of the specific assignment or research project. Each session focuses on introducing relevant resources and on demonstrating strategies for searching specific databases. To schedule a presentation, instructors are asked to contact Marian Grona at email@example.com in Vernon and Stephen Stafford at firstname.lastname@example.org at Century City Center. Online Presentations : Orientations or course specific library instruction are also available online. Contact Marian Grona at email@example.com for assistance in scheduling an online presentation. Research Guides : Research guides suggest databases and other informational sources which support specific subject areas such as composition, biology, psychology, nursing, etc. Assistance in selecting a topic, narrowing the focus of the topic, and in identifying keywords or concepts to use in the database search strategy is provided. The guides are accessible via the “Research Assistance” link on the library homepage. Interlibrary Loan : VC faculty and staff may submit Interlibrary Loan requests in person or online to obtain books, articles, and other informational materials which are unavailable within the VC Library System. Request may be filed electronically via the Interlibrary Loan form. Patrons may go directly to the page or link to the form from the library homepage. Intercampus Transfers : Books will also be transferred between campuses at the instructor’s request. The Interlibrary Loan form may also be used for intercampus transfers. Intercampus and Interlibrary Loan
The library welcomes faculty participation in the selection of library materials. Instructors may submit recommendations via the Purchase Recommendations form. Instructors are also welcome to submit publisher catalogs or lists with multiple selections to any library staff member.
Evaluation of Library Services
Surveying user opinions and recommendations is essential in improving existing services and in developing new programs which more effectively serve the informational needs of all VC students and faculty. Faculty are surveyed annually in the spring. Distance learners and students attending classes on-site in Vernon are surveyed in the fall, while on-site students in Wichita Falls and Seymour are surveyed in the spring.
TexShare Card Program
A TexShare Card entitles cardholders to full borrowing privileges and services offered by participating public and academic libraries throughout Texas including the Moffett Library at MSU. Instructors may contact the library staff in person, by phone, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the card. TexShare is a program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. When using a TexShare Card: Present valid identification along with the TexShare Card in order to borrow materials from participating TexShare libraries. Agree to return materials to the library from which they were borrowed, not the VC library. Return materials in person or by other methods outlined in the library’s lending policy. Be responsible for any charges for late, damaged, or lost materials. Lending policies are made by the individual libraries that participate in the TexShare Card program. Because of this, lending policies may vary from library to library. Be sure to check the lending policies for the library you wish to use. Library assistance is available in person or online via email and live chat. Instructors may email email@example.com or request chat support via the icon located on the library homepage. Chat Room Schedule Fall & Spring Semesters 9:00 am – 11:00 am Monday – Friday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Monday – Thursday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Monday – Thursday 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Sunday Group Study Rooms Group study rooms are available in the Wright Library in Vernon and at the Century City Library. All rooms are equipped with computers and test-taking technologies including the LockDown Browser, Respondus Monitor, and webcams. The rooms may also be reserved. Patrons are asked to contact the library staff regarding room availability and scheduling information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 940-552- 6291 extension 2227 in Vernon or 940-696-8752 extension 3220 at Century City. Bibliographic Services Library staff will assist faculty members in preparing subject area bibliographies or bibliographies for special projects. Online Reference Assistance: Email or Live Chat
The library will assist faculty in maintaining reserve collections with books, articles, and other academic materials circulated in-house for a period specified by the instructor. Materials on reserve will be kept at the circulation desk and must be requested by the student. A faculty member may place personal materials on reserve for student use with the assurance that the library staff will make every effort to protect the material. Instructors are asked to contact the library staff by phone or email for assistance with reserve services. Email email@example.com or phone extension 2227 in Vernon or extension 3220 at Century City.
Hours of Operation Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday – Thursday
7:30 am – 9:00 pm 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Century City Center
Monday – Thursday
7:30 am – 9:00 pm 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 9:00 am -- 2:00 pm 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Skills Training Center
Open anytime classes are in session
Chaparral Room The Chaparral Room, located in Room 200 in the Wright Library on the Vernon campus, is available for small-group meetings. The room is equipped with a small kitchen as well as various presentation technologies. Scheduling the use of the Chaparral Room shall be done by submitting a Facility Reservation Form to Michelle White, Administrative Assistant for HR and Physical Plant at least five working days prior to the planned activity. The Facility Reservation Form includes space for requesting special equipment or technologies such as a laptop computer and projector.
Library Assistance at STC
Live, synchronous reference assistance is available via web conferencing at Skills Training Center. Video/audio technologies and application sharing capabilities ensure efficient communication and collaboration between library staff and STC students, faculty, and staff.
The library maintains subscriptions to a variety of print periodicals. The availability of periodical titles is based on the subject areas offered on each campus. The latest issue of each softbound periodical is shelved in the current periodical section. When an issue is replaced with a new copy, the old one is stored in the back periodical section. Most are kept for two to five year, some longer where space and use allow. The bibliography of in-house periodicals includes titles, subscription dates, and locations for each of the periodicals held in the Vernon College Library System. Routing of In-House Periodicals : As a service to faculty and staff, current scholarly journals may be circulated upon written request. Instructors and staff interested in being placed on a routing list are asked to contact Krista Parrett, Technical Services Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org These publications need to be returned as soon as possible so that they may be available to others. Back issues of periodicals may be checked out for short periods of time by faculty and staff. Purpose The purpose of this policy is to guide the growth and maintenance of the library collection in accordance with the Vernon College Mission Statement (Appendix A) and the Library Mission Statement (Appendix B). Responsibility for Collection Development The Director of Library Services assumes responsibility for material selection with the help of faculty who are responsible for the recommendation of titles in their subject fields. All library users are encouraged to make requests for library purchases. Requests may be submitted online via the Purchase Recommendation form. Budget The Library receives funding from the College to purchase new materials. These resources may be supplemented by grants and donations. There is no specific allocation for individual disciplines. This allows for greater flexibility in meeting departmental and program demands, as well as patron requests. Collection Maintenance Periodically, library staff will evaluate the collection to identify materials for withdrawal. These include items that are outdated, damaged, non-circulated, and/or contain inaccurate information. Faculty members are consulted when materials in their discipline are being considered for withdrawal. Faculty involved in program-discipline evaluations are also asked to review library collections and to submit recommendations for the purchase of new materials. Damaged and missing materials are not automatically replaced. Collection Development Policies
Intellectual Freedom The library upholds the principles of the “Library Bill of Rights” as detailed in this section. The collection will reflect the widest variety of viewpoints. Ownership should not be interpreted as endorsement, but rather as the fulfillment of a responsibility to present all sides of a question. Materials for the library should be selected without partisanship or prejudice. The maturity of the readers for whom they are intended is assumed. Serious objections to library materials will be registered and presented on a Reconsideration of Book and Non-Book Materials form. This objection will be reviewed by the Director of Library Services, the Library Committee and concerned faculty. The recommendation of the Library Committee will be referred to the appropriate Dean for consideration. L IBRARY B ILL OF R IGHTS The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services. I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation. II. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval. III. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment. IV. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas. V. A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views. VI. Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use. Gift and Donation Policy Gifts of either materials or money to purchase library materials will be welcomed, provided it is understood that each gift will be evaluated for use in the library. Materials that do not meet the collection guidelines will be disposed of as the library sees fit.
Materials are selected according to the following criteria: 1. Support of the College’s educational curriculum 2. Correlation with the existing collection 3. Appropriate level 4. Accuracy and objectivity
5. Reputation of author and/or publisher 6. Currency/permanence of the material
Policies by Format of Material
Books: Hardcover books are preferred due to their durability. Paperbacks may be purchased for rapidly changing topics. Multiple copies are discouraged. Textbooks: The library will not purchase copies of currently used textbooks unless that title is considered an important source in its own field. Periodicals: Guidelines for the selection of print serials include the availability of their contents in indexes and their cost in proportion to anticipated use. Full-text availability from one of the subscription databases will be another factor in determining whether to subscribe to the print version. Electronic Resources: Electronic resources are defined as any material requiring a computer for access. When choosing the format of a resource that is available electronically or in print, the following will be considered:
• Equivalency of price • Availability of equipment needed for access • Inherent advantages of electronic resources over print resources: Providing multi-user and remote access
More sophisticated searching tools Less vulnerable to damage and theft A significant amount of space is saved May be frequently updated
Videos: Audiovisual materials are purchased by recommendation from faculty.
Foreign Language Materials: Foreign language materials will be purchased if they can be used in support of the language courses offered or there is evidence of their immediate usefulness to the students and faculty.
Popular Fiction: The library will purchase popular fiction and non-fiction in order to encourage reading as a recreational habit.
Copyright The Library supports the copyright law and recognizes “fair use” by educational institutions.
Policy Review The collection development policy will be reviewed by library staff, college faculty, and the Library Committee for revision when appropriate.
Learning Resources/Library Committee Responsibilities
The Learning Resources Committee studies, evaluates and advises about library services. The Learning Resources Committee is responsible for the following:
To assist in conducting short and long-range planning for services and facilities. To review and evaluate the library mission in relation to the College purpose. To promote the use of the library as an essential resource for learning and to evaluate the effectiveness of those resources. To conduct and /or assist in appropriate studies which demonstrate institutional effectiveness. To assist the Records Management Officer in providing for efficient, economical, and effective controls over the creation, distribution, organization, maintenance, use, and disposition of all Records Management records of the College. To develop and maintain a comprehensive system of integrated procedures for the management of records consistent with the requirements of the Texas Local Government Records Act and accepted records management procedures. To make recommendations to the President. Library services for Vernon College exist to support the instructional program by providing materials and services to students, faculty and staff. Library services were first offered in the Learning Resource Center on the Vernon campus in 1972 when classes met for the first time. The name was changed to Wright Library in 1988. This was done in memory of Leroy and Una Lee Wright, founders of the Wright Brand Foods. As other campuses were established, library services were extended to these satellite centers. There are collections of print materials located at the Century City Center, the Skills Training Center, and the Seymour Nursing Center. Collections of electronic resources are available via the Internet. History of Library Program
Vernon College Mission Statement
The mission of Vernon College is teaching, learning, and leading. Vernon College is a comprehensive community college that integrates education with opportunity through our instructional programs and student support services by means of traditional and distance learning modes. Therefore, to fulfill its mission, the College will provide access, within its available resources, to: Career technical/workforce programs up to two years in length leading to associate degrees or certificates; Career technical/workforce programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled and skilled occupations; Freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences, including the new core and field of study curricula leading to associate and baccalaureate degrees; Ongoing adult education programs for occupational upgrading or personal enrichment; Compensatory education programs designed to fulfill the commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students; ; A continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals; Career technical/workforce development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs; Support services for educational programs and college-related activities; Adult literacy and other basic skills programs for adults; and Such other programs as may be prescribed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or local governing boards in the best interest of postsecondary education in Texas.
Library Mission Statement
The library, organized and managed for the user, seeks to provide the resources and services necessary to support the purpose of the college. The program exists to support, facilitate, and enhance learning and is an integral part of the instructional program. Therefore, the mission of the library is as follows: 1. To provide the primary and secondary materials needed to support all aspects of the educational enterprise, including basic academic programs, technical and vocational programs, continuing education programs, and programs of compensatory education, workforce development and adult literacy. 2. To provide an organized and readily accessible collection of materials and diversified forms of information and supportive equipment needed to meet the instructional and individual requirements of students and faculty.
3. To provide library services that meet the requirements of all students, faculty and staff so that every campus is served and all disadvantaged student needs are met.
4. To be responsive to the needs of the community it serves by providing a resource for the cultural, recreational, and intellectual development of that community.
Vernon College Request for Reconsideration of Book and Non-Book Material
Author________________________________ Type__________________________________ Title __________________________________________________________________________ Publisher ______________________________________________________________________ Request initiated by _____________________________________________________________ Telephone ______________________ Address ______________________________________ City __________________________________ Zip code _______________________________ _____ (name organization) _____________________________________________________ _____ (identify other group) ____________________________________________________ 1. To what in the media do you object? Please be specific: cite pages, etc._________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 2. What do you feel might be the result of using this media? ____________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 3. For what age group would you recommend this media? ______________________________ 4. Is there anything good about this media?__________________________________________ 5. Did you read, view, or listen to the entire media? ___________________________________ What parts? ___________________________________________________________________ 6. Are you aware of the judgment of this media by literary critics? ________________________ 7. What do you believe is the theme of this media?____________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 8. In its place, what media of equal literary quality would you recommend that would convey as valuable a picture and perspective of our civilization? __________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 9. What legal precedent do you cite for removal of material from the library? ______________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Complainant represents _____ himself/herself
______________________________________ Signature of Complainant
This request will be reviewed by the library director, the Learning Resources Committee, the concerned faculty and referred to the Administrative Council for consideration.
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