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10.102.1150H    MATERIALS AND COLLECTIONS STANDARDS: COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

(1) General essential standards for public libraries are as follows:

(a) The board adopts a collection management policy that it reviews every three years. The policy addresses the use of electronic resources;

(b) The board and the director develop an annual materials budget as part of the library budget;

(c) The library uses at least one professionally recognized review source; and

(d) The library provides access to federal, state, and local government documents that are appropriate to its community.

(2) General enhanced standards for public libraries are as follows:

(a) The library cooperates with other community institutions to plan and implement access to electronic resources;

(b) The library provides access to materials for those with disabilities and others who may have special needs; and

(c) The library is on the collection management honor roll.

(3) General excellent standards for public libraries are as follows:

(a) The library cooperates with other local and regional libraries in collection development to provide a wide range of materials in a variety of formats to meet the needs of the community.

History: 22-1-103, MCA; IMP, 22-1-103, 22-1-326, 22-1-327, 22-1-328, 22-1-329, 22-1-330, 22-1-331, MCA; NEW, 2006 MAR p. 1571, Eff. 6/23/06; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 1500, Eff. 6/25/10.

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