10.55.1801 LIBRARY MEDIA PROGRAM DELIVERY STANDARDS
(1) In general, a basic program in library media shall:
(a) meet the following conditions:
(i) establish flexible scheduling to ensure that libraries respond to information needs, foster intellectual curiosity, and support learning;
(ii) ensure collaboration with classroom teachers of all disciplines to implement content area standards and to assist students in engaging in the inquiry/research process;
(iii) model and support the ethical use of information, adherence to copyright laws, and respect for intellectual property; and
(iv) advise the board of trustees on policy and rule pertaining to:
(A) developing and maintaining a library collection that is current, balanced, and reflects authentic historical and cultural contributions of Montana's American Indians and other minority and ethnic groups;
(B) engaging in comprehensive long range planning to administer and manage, in a secure area, the human, financial, and physical resources of the library to locate, access, and use on-site resources that are organized and cataloged; and
(C) implementing a viable collection development policy which includes the following components:
(I) materials selection and de-selection;
(II) challenged materials procedure;
(III) intellectual/academic freedom statement;
(IV) confidentiality assurance;
(V) copyright guidelines; and
(VI) gifts and donations.
(b) include the following practices:
(i) collaborate with classroom teachers of all disciplines to highlight and reinforce the commonalities and links between and among the curricular areas;
(ii) cooperate and join with other libraries, information agencies, and community resources in the sharing of materials;
(iii) encourage partnerships with information centers that use electronic information systems; and
(iv) participate in school-wide technology and telecommunications planning and promote its integration into all instructional programs.
History: Sec. 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, Sec. 20-2-121, 20-3-106, 20-7-101, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 342, Eff. 7/1/89; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 953, Eff. 6/8/01.