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Policy Statement for Adult Programs
The Jackson County Public Library will present programs that are informational, educational, cultural and recreational to the citizens of Jackson County. These programs will often be presented in cooperation with other agencies and institutions as well as other public and private resources.
The Jackson County Public Library and its Board of Trustees endorse and support the Library Bill of Rights and the American Library Association interpretation resulting in Library Initiated Programs as a Resource.
Programs will be planned to meet the interests and needs of community members and will represent the wide range of ideas and views contained in our materials collection. They will represent the library's philosophy of free access to information. The ultimate responsibility for selection of library programs rests with the library director who operates within the framework of the policies determined by the Board of Trustees.
Most library-sponsored programs will be free. There may occasionally be a materials fee requested by the co-sponsoring agency when these materials cannot be reproduced by the library due to copyright or other restrictions. However, when there is a fee for materials, this fee will be stated up front, and should not exceed actual material costs to the presenter. All classes will be open to the public. All materials to be used by a co-sponsoring body must be approved by the library before the scheduled program.
No individual or organization who presents a program at the library for public attendance is allowed to sell their product or services or collect names, addresses, and phone numbers of attendees >during their presentation or during their time at the library. Exempt from this are authors or performers who come to speak about books they have authored or perform songs they have written or performed on video or audio. Before or after the presentation, the author, performer, or his/her representative may unobtrusively sell copies of the published or recorded work. Presentation at the library of any specific idea, strategy, financial plan or investment does not constitute library endorsement. Organizations or business affiliation will be used by the library in our promotion of programs. This also does not constitute endorsement, merely acknowledgment.
Adopted October 20, 1998, Revised May 16, 2000