SALON Collection Development Policy

Policy Statement:

The Southern Adirondack Libraries ON demand (SALON) facilitates the interest, information, and enlightenment of all the people residing in Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties by providing an online collection of electronic content.

Regulations:

Selection of materials is the responsibility of the Director’s Council, and, under their direction, qualified members of the professional staff who are appointed to a Selection Committee.

Selection of electronic content is based on interest, entertainment and informational needs of all library card holders in the service area.

SALON endorses and adheres to the “Freedom to Read” statement, the “Freedom to View” statement, and the Library Bill of Rights, all of which were adopted by the American Library Association.

SALON endorses the Readers’ First principles.

All or some of the following criteria may be considered when adding new items to the collection:

Accuracy, timeliness, format compatible with all readers and players
Price and availability
Public appeal or local interest
Relevance to the present and potential needs to the community

Suggestions are welcome and the Selection Committee will consider all requests using the same selection criteria that are used for the collection. Please eMail Us with your suggestions.

No individual may censor or restrict the freedom of others to read or listen to the collection.

Titles are withdrawn from the collection in order to maintain its usefulness, currency and relevance.

Responsibility for monitoring a child’s access to resources rests with the parent or legal guardian.

No title shall be removed from the SALON collection except if the company, Overdrive, removes the title due to licensing agreements and/or technological reasons based on SALON’s current contract, or if an appeal to the Southern Adirondack Board of Trustees is found to be in the complainants favor.

If a patron expresses concern about the suitability or classification of a particular title, they should be directed to fill out the Reconsideration of Materials online form and submit to the Selection Committee, The selection committee will review the request and within 30 days.

The request will be considered in light of SALON’s eContent selection policy, the principles of the ALA Library Bill of Rights, the opinions of the various reviewing sources, and any other appropriate source. The System director will notify the patron of the results of the reconsideration.

The Selection Committee’s decision may be appealed to the Director’s Council. The Director’s Council will review the appeal at their next scheduled meeting and will present their decision to the Southern Adirondack Library System’s Board of Trustees.

SALON Reconsideration of eContent

Policy Statement:
The Southern Adirondack Libraries ON demand (SALON) facilitates the interest, information, and enlightenment of all the people residing in Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties by providing an online collection of electronic content. Selection of electronic content is based on interest, entertainment and informational needs of all library card holders in the service area.
Regulations:
The SALON eContent collection is curated and guided by the eContent Selection Policy.

SALON endorses and adheres to the “Freedom to Read” statement, the “Freedom to View” statement, and the Library Bill of Rights, all of which were adopted by the American Library Association..

If a patron expresses concern about the suitability or classification of a particular title, while they are in the library, they should be directed to fill out the online SALON Reconsideration of eContent form, which will be submitted to the Selection Committee.
If a patron contacts the library to express concern about the suitability or classification of a particular title, they should be mailed (email or snail) a link to the online Reconsideration of Materials form, which will be submitted to the Selection Committee.
SALON Reconsideration of eContent forms will be kept on file for one year after a final decision has been made.
The request will be considered in light of SALON’s eContent selection policy, the principles of the ALA Library Bill of Rights, the opinions of the various reviewing sources, and any other appropriate source. The System director will notify the patron of the results of the reconsideration.

The Selection Committee’s decision may be appealed to the Director’s Council which present their decision to the Southern Adirondack Library System’s Board of Trustees.