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Display Policy

Ingram Library maintains exhibit cases and display boards in several areas of the library. The actual exhibits/displays should be appropriate to an academic setting, support the curriculum and/or instructional missions of Ingram Library and the State University of West Georgia, and/or reflect Ingram Library collections and services. (Examples: campus sports, history of UWG, campus watershed project, women's history month, the right to vote, library literacy.)

Exhibits/displays may reflect the unique personal expression(s) and composition ideas of the displayer, respective of the ACRL policy, "Freedom of information and of creative expression should be reflected in library exhibits and in all relevant library policy." (ACRL Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries, item #7.)

The display sites on the main floor are to be scheduled by a representative of the Instructional Services Division. All librarians will be expected/encouraged to present exhibits highlighting materials in liaison departments. The display sites in Special Collections are to be maintained by the Special Collections staff and the display sites for Government Documents are to be maintained by the Government Documents staff. The person or department responsible for planning and setting up a display or an exhibit is also responsible for removing materials within two days of the end of the scheduled time.

The Ingram Library budget includes a reasonable amount of money for each case for each year. With the exception of a few basic items, such as push pins and scotch tape, the library will not provide supplies or equipment necessary to mount displays from outside the library.

Main floor display area sites are to be changed at least twice during a semester. Special Collections and Government Document display sites are to be changed at least once during a semester.

A form is to be filled out by the prospective displayer no less than 2 months prior to the display date. This will include the identity of the displayer and a brief description of the theme and/or contents of the proposed exhibit, as well as the proposed dates of the exhibit and contact information. The form will also have a space for requesting funds and the reason for such a request.

The display cases will be locked, with the keys being kept in the safe behind the circulation desk.

Approved 3/21/01; Rev. 10/25/01

Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library, UWG
1601 Maple St - Carrollton, GA 30118-2000
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Last Modified: 08 October 2002