Ultimate responsibility for materials selected for Molstead Library lies with the campus administration and the Board of Trustees. The Board delegates to the Molstead Library Director, the library leadership team, and the Public Services/Collection Development Librarian the responsibility for selecting library materials and developing the library's collection, as well as the responsibility for maintaining the collection in an attractive and useful condition. Selection of books, serials, audio-visual, electronic and other library resources shall be made on the basis of their value to NIC's curriculum. No resources shall be excluded because of the political, social, religious, or sexual views of the author, producer, etc.
The following criteria are used to determine the selection of specific items (an item need not meet all the criteria to be acceptable):
Molstead Library will purchase, provided an item meets the above criteria, the following:
Molstead Library does not purchase the following materials:
Last Updated: 12/12/18
If you discover that you have a persistent need for a special resource that the library currently does not own, you might consider asking us to purchase it for our collection. Not every purchase request is fulfilled, but all requests are considered. All requests must demonstrate a need related to instruction or some other need related to the Mission, Vision, and Values of North Idaho College. For further information about how the library selects materials for its collection see its Collection Development Policy. Gifts to the Molstead Library are governed by the library's Gift Acceptance Policy.
To request an item be purchased by the library, use the Online Materials Order Form. Or, contact Brian Seguin at 769-3255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: 9/30/19
Molstead Library is honored to support the 9 Point Agreement between the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and North Idaho College.
Point One of this document agrees to "provide resources so that the NIC Molstead Library has the most expansive Native American collection in the region." Our Native American collection of over 2,500 items continues to expand with a focus on the indigenous cultures of the Northwest.
In conjunction with the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, the Sqwi'm Reading Room in Molstead Library showcases photos, tribal artifacts and book displays for NIC students and the public. Come learn and rest in this peaceful place.
The Molstead Library welcomes donations of books or other media that enhance and support the teaching and learning missions of North Idaho College. All such gifts are subject to the following conditions:
All Inquiries regarding the donation of materials to be included in the Molstead Library’s collection are handled by the Public Services/Collection Development Librarian at (208) 769-3255. For monetary gifts please contact the NIC Foundation office at (208) 769-5978.
Library users may challenge any material in the library's collection. Requests for Reconsideration of Materials' forms are available at the Check-Out and Information Desks. They may be completed and submitted to the Library Director. The decision to honor a challenge will involve a discussion that includes the Library Director, the library leadership team, the Vice President for Instruction, the President, and possibly, the Board of Trustees.
Deselection, the permanent removal of materials from the library’s holdings, is an important part of the overall collection development process. Building a viable collection of materials to serve the college community is a dynamic process that includes regular assessment and removal of materials that are outdated, damaged beyond repair, or no longer relevant to the curriculum.
Librarians will review the library collection regularly to identify materials that no longer contribute to the collection. In addition, faculty members are encouraged to review library holdings in their subject areas to identify items that should be withdrawn and bring such materials to the attention of the library staff.
General Deselection Criteria
The following categories of materials will be considered for removal from the collection:
Last Updated: 9/30/19.