Displays are a valuable part of the Cascadia College and University of Washington Bothell Campus Library's public services outreach and user education. Displays provide an excellent opportunity for the Library to engage in collaborative projects with students and the broader Cascadia College and UW Bothell campus, to encourage and support the intellectual and cultural pursuits of the community. Due to resource restrictions, the Campus Library is not routinely able to support external displays, but we recognize the value of student work and can discuss potential collaborations.
Please contact Library Administration (425-352-5258 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Leslie Hurst, Interim Associate Dean and Director (425-352-3168 or email@example.com) if you have any questions.
The Campus Library supports the American Library Association’s recommendation for Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries, which states that “Freedom of information and of creative expression should be reflected in the library exhibits and in all relevant library policy documents.” The Library is also committed to academic freedom -- no censorship of display materials will be imposed by the Library; however, materials that are judged by the Library’s Ad Hoc Display Committee to be defamatory, willfully false, obscene, inciting racial hatred, or discriminatory will not be approved.
The UW Libraries supports academic freedom and the free expression of opinion. The Campus Library will not exercise any censorship of materials such as books, images, labels, or promotional literature that do not violate the guidelines as expressed in the Campus Library’s Display Policy or local, state, or federal laws.
The University Libraries subscribes to the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights as it applies to exhibit spaces and bulletin boards, specifically:
The library should not censor or remove an exhibit because some members of the community may disagree with its content. Those who object to the content of any exhibit held at the library should be able to submit their complaint and/or their own exhibit proposal to be judged according to the policies established by the library.
Challenges of a display, exhibit, or printed materials posted or displayed in the Campus Library may be sent in writing to the Director of the Campus Library. The Campus Library will respond to written statements as follows:
As part of the UW Libraries, the Campus Library’s display policy is based on and adheres to the UW Libraries Exhibit Guidelines: http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/news/exhibits/guidelines
Please note that hate speech that targets a particular individual or group and interferes with their ability to use the Library will be reviewed for removal.
Interim Associate Dean, University of Washington Libraries
Director, UW Bothell & Cascadia College Campus Library
18225 Campus Way NE, Bothell WA 98011
American Library Association
UWB/CC Campus Library
Comments and suggestions regarding this policy are welcome and can be submitted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or anonymously through the online feedback form.
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Land Acknowledgment: The University of Washington Bothell & Cascadia College Campus Library occupies Land that has been inhabited by Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial. Specifically, this campus is located on Sammamish Land from which settler colonists forcibly removed Coast Salish Peoples to reservations in the mid-19th century. Today, descendants of the Sammamish are members of several Coast Salish communities.