Grant Opportunity

Sacramento Region Community Foundation regularly gives grants for school library books. Register to receive information about RFPs when they are released. Their grants calendar shows an expected release date of March/April for an RFP for school library books.

Board Policy and Procedures for Challenges to Materials

CDE has a web page on School Library Policies including District Selection Policies.
ALA offers Strategies and Tips for Dealing with Challenges to Materials. Scroll down to the section on School Libraries.
CSBA has sample policies:
  • Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials BP1312.2, AR 1312.2, and E1312.2
  • Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials BP 6161.1
  • Library Media Centers BP6163.1

Survey Deadline April 30

CDE Online School Library Survey
The annual online school library survey is now open to collect information from individual schools about their libraries in 2012-2013. It will be available through Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Survey results from prior years are available anytime on the library survey home page.

For Discussion

Why We Are Changing Our Policy - Do our policies match our beliefs and our goals?

Interesting Links

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Create Your Own Geography Games

Interactive Literary Map of San Francisco Bay area from the San Francisco Chronicle