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About the CSI Library: Policy: Intellectual Freedom

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Intellectual Freedom Statement (7/8/2015)

College of Southern Idaho Library upholds the principle of intellectual freedom for all library users. This means that all library users may conduct their research in confidence that no permanent record will result from that research and no restrictions will be made on the content of inquiries.

Specifically, CSI Library supports the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights. The library includes materials in its collections (books, magazines, audiovisual materials, and online materials) based on guidelines in our Collection Development Statement.

In the event of an intellectual freedom-related concern, library staff will take the following steps:

  1. Library staff will listen to the concern respectfully and as privately as possible.
  2. Staff will provide an explanation of the library policy, or may introduce the patron to a reference librarian, or the library director.
  3. If after discussing the policy no resolution has been reached, the staff member will direct the patron to the library director.
  4. If the issue is still unresolved, the Director will forward the concern to the Executive Vice President. In consultation with the Library Director, the Executive Vice President will make a final decision on the question and will respond to the patron.