This policy is derived from the Selection & Reconsideration Policy Toolkit for Public, School, & Academic Libraries provided by the American Library Association.
Reconsideration is defined as any action taken by the E. H. Butler library about material in its circulating collection which has been identified as objectionable by a library patron. Possible actions include removal, relocation to another collection, or no action.
Materials in the library are selected to support the instructional and research needs of the Buffalo State College faculty, staff, and students. A patron who wishes to request the reconsideration of library material must file a formal written request for reconsideration using the library-provided form.
The request will be reviewed by the head of Information Management in consultation with the ad hoc Collection Development committee. Together, this group will develop a recommendation that will be submitted to the Library Director. The Library Director is responsible for making the final decision.
The patron will receive a final written response to the submitted request for reconsideration within 30 days of the library receiving the request.