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Rule Title: LIBRARY MEDIA PROGRAM DELIVERY STANDARDS
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Department: EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF
Chapter: STANDARDS OF ACCREDITATION
Subchapter: Library Media: Program
 
Latest version of the adopted rule presented in Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM):

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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.


 

 
MAR Notices Effective From Effective To History Notes
6/8/2001 Current 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.
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