2510P: Selection of Library Materials

Gooding Joint School District No. 231


INSTRUCTION                                                                              2510P


Selection of Library Materials


The selection of library materials is a professional task conducted by the library staff. In selecting library materials, the librarian will evaluate the existing collection, assess curricula needs, examine materials, and consult reputable, professionally prepared selection aids.




When materials no longer meet the criteria for selection, they shall be weeded. Weeding is a necessary aspect of selection, since every library will contain works which may have answered a need at the time of acquisition, but which, with the passage of time, have become obsolete, dated, unappealing, or worn out.


Discarded materials will be clearly stamped:




Materials will be discarded in compliance with I.C. § 33-601. The Board may sell materials with an estimated value of less than $1,000, without appraisal, by sealed bid or at auction if there is at least one published advertisement prior to such sale. If the Board, by unanimous vote of those members present, finds that the materials have an estimated value of less than $500.00 and is of insufficient value to defray the costs of arranging a sale, the materials may be disposed of in the most cost-effective and expedient manner by an employee with such authority.




Gift materials may be accepted with the understanding that they must meet criteria set for book selection.



Legal Reference: I.C. § 33-601



Procedure History: Adopted on: 5/8/12 Revised on: Reviewed on: 2/9/21

Real and Personal Property – Acquisition, Use or Disposal of the Same.












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