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Valencia College Library Collection Development Procedure

Equity

The library supports the American Library Association (ALA) Library Bill of Rights and its interpretation as affirmed in the ALA statements, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights   and Diverse Collections: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights. In communication with diverse voices throughout the Valencia community, we proactively seek to represent a full range of viewpoints and experiences in our collections, including those of socially excluded, marginalized and underrepresented people. The library does not exclude materials because of the origin, background or views of those contributing to their creation; we foster inclusion by challenging censorship. Our collection development practices are transparent; we invite and consider input from all stakeholders in our college community.  Furthermore, we seek to ensure the library collections are accessible to all users and regularly review our procedures and practices with the goal of advancing equity of access.