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Library Policies: Exhibits

LIBRARY EXHIBIT POLICY

Introduction and Purpose

Exhibits reflect the scholarly, historical, social, and cultural concerns of Mount Wachusett Community College and its community. Their purpose is to promote interest in the use of the collections and services of the LaChance Library. Exhibits function to educate, enlighten, enrich, and to broaden the Library and MWCC’s appeal to the community, while increasing awareness and access to the Library’s’ services and collection through their display. This policy applies to the two exhibit cases located in the hallway outside of the LaChance Library, and the common areas within the Library.

The LaChance Library supports the American Library Association's recommendations for Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries, which states that "Freedom of information and of creative expression should be reflected in library exhibits and in all relevant library policy documents."

I.  Library Exhibits Committee

The Exhibits Committee is designated to facilitate exhibitions and will review all exhibit proposals. The Exhibits Committee will determine if the proposed exhibit is consistent with the overall scholarly and cultural concerns of MWCC. The Committee may request that changes be made in the interest of aesthetics, content, installation, and general appropriateness. The Committee retains complete authority over evaluation, interpretations, implementations, selection, and scheduling of all exhibitions.

II. Exhibit Guidelines
  • Exhibit space must be reserved in advance.
  • Exhibits will have a specific start and end date.
  • Exhibits will be on display for 4 weeks, shorter exhibit times are permissible.
  • The exhibitor shall remove the exhibit promptly on the agreed upon date.
  • All Library-sponsored exhibitions have priority.
  • Exhibits shall not be used to promote personal, commercial, political purposes, or for the solicitation of business, for profit, or for fundraising.
III. Exhibitor Responsibilities
  • Preparation of materials for exhibit purposes, the installation and removal, is the responsibility of the exhibitor.
  • All design, materials, mounting hardware, object labels and panels, printed materials, frames, banners, posters, signage, are to be provided by the exhibitor.
  • Clear identification of the exhibit's sponsor should be visible in the display case.
IV. Application Procedure
  • Request forms for a library exhibit may be obtained at the Circulation Desk or downloaded from this page.
  • Submitted proposals will be reviewed, and if approved, appropriate space identified. 

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