Beverly Hills USD | BP 6163.1 Instruction
Library Media Centers
The Board of Education recognizes that school library media centers support the educational program by providing access to a variety of informational resources. The Board desires to provide library media centers with up-to-date books, reference materials, and electronic information resources necessary to promote literacy, support students in achieving academic standards, and encourage students to become lifelong learners.
(cf. 0440 - District Technology Plan)
(cf. 6000 - Concepts and Roles)
(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)
(cf. 6161 - Equipment, Books and Materials)
(cf. 6163.4 - Student Use of Technology)
School libraries shall be open for use by students and teachers during the school day. (Education Code 18103)
The district's school libraries may provide: (5 CCR 16040)
1. Library instruction to students that enables them to become proficient users of library resources
2. Information to teachers and administrators concerning sources and availability of instructional materials that will aid in the development of school curriculum, and, in cooperation with classroom teachers, the development of instructional units and activities using library resources
(cf. 6141 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation)
3. Assistance to teachers and students in the evaluation, selection, production, and uses of instructional materials
4. A collection of materials and resources that support the curriculum and are appropriate for user needs
5. Assistance to teachers, administrators, and other school staff members in becoming knowledgeable about appropriate uses of library media services, materials, and equipment
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)
The Superintendent or designee shall develop procedures for the selection and evaluation of library materials.
Classroom Libraries for Grades K-4
When state funding is available for library materials in grades K-4 classrooms, the Superintendent or designee shall develop, for certification by the Board, a districtwide classroom library plan grades K-4. The plan shall include a means of preventing loss, damage, or destruction of the materials. (Education Code 60242, 60422)
(cf. 6161.2 - Damaged or Lost Instructional Materials)
The Superintendent or designee is encouraged to consult with primary grade teachers and school and/or county office of education library media teachers in the development of the plan and to consider selections from the list of books recommended by the State Librarian pursuant to Education Code 19336.
Selection and Evaluation of School Library Materials
Responsibility for the selection of library materials is delegated to the professional library staff through the principal. School librarians shall evaluate materials, using professional selection aids and standards, in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation. The selection process shall invite recommendations from administrators, teachers, other staff, parents/guardians, and students as appropriate.
(cf. 6144 - Controversial Issues)
(cf. 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials)
(cf. 6161.11 - Supplementary Instructional Materials)
Library materials should be continually evaluated in relation to evolving curricula, new formats of materials, new instructional methods, and the needs of students and teachers. Materials that contain obsolete subject matter or are no longer appropriate shall be removed, and lost or worn materials may be replaced if possible.
(cf. 3270 - Sale and Disposal of Books, Equipment and Supplies)
Complaints regarding the appropriateness of library materials shall be addressed using the district's procedures for complaints regarding instructional materials.
(cf. 1312.2 - Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials)
Students shall be allowed to borrow school library materials at no charge for use in the library and classrooms as well as out of school. (5 CCR 16042)
There will be no late fees charged for library books at the K-8 sites, however, the Board authorizes late fees to be collected at Beverly Hills High School, not to exceed $10 per book.
(cf. 3260 - Fees and Charges)
The district shall, on or before August 31 each year, report to the California Department of Education on the condition of school libraries for the preceding year ending June 30. (Education Code 18122)
1703 Coordination of district library services by county superintendent
60119 Sufficiency of textbooks and instructional materials; public hearing
60420-60424 Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program
REPEALED EDUCATION CODE FOR CATEGORICAL PROGRAMS
18181 Districtwide library plan
52012 Establishment of school site council
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
80053 Library media service teaching credential
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
6383 Improving Literacy Through School Libraries grant program
Check It Out! Assessing School Library Media Programs, 1998
Recommended Literature: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve
CALIFORNIA SCHOOL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION PUBLICATIONS
Standards and Guidelines for Strong School Libraries, 2004
American Library Association: http://www.ala.org
American Association of School Librarians: http://www.ala.org/aasi
California Department of Education, School Libraries: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/lb
California Library Association: http://www.cla-net.org
California School Library Association: http://www.csla.net
Policy BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: February 10, 2009 Beverly Hills, California