• Library Resources: AR-6160-A

  • Section 6000: Instruction
    Library Resources

    Administrative Regulation: AR-6160-A

    President’s Cabinet (PC) Approval: 8/27/92
    1. Library Resources, Services and Staff
      The library is responsible for processing, circulating and maintaining a well-balanced collection of print and nonprint materials. The staff is dedicated to serving students, faculty and District residents with up-to-date material as diverse as their needs and as diverse as the course offerings of the College. Selection of resources and materials is made according to the Mt. Hood Community College Library Collection Development Manual
    2. Library Bill of Rights (American Library Association)
      Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) endorses the American Library Association’s belief that all libraries are forums for information and ideas and that the following basic procedures should guide library services:
      1. 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.
      2. 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.
      3. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.
      4. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.
      5. A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.
      6. 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.

    Adopted June 18, 1948, by the ALA Council; amended February 2, 1961; amended June 28, 1967; amended January 23, 1980; inclusion of “age” reaffirmed January 24, 1996.

    "Library Bill of Rights," American Library Association, June 30, 2006.
    http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oif/statementspols/statementsif/librarybillrights.cfm (Accessed January 16, 2009)
    Document ID: 24930