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Signs and Handouts Policy

Purpose:

To balance the Ellender Memorial Library’s support of freedom of expression with its support of the instruction, research, and study needs of Nicholls State University’s students, faculty, staff, and administration.

 

Policy:

No signs, handouts (i.e., brochures, flyers, handbills, leaflets, newsletters/newspapers, pamphlets, and the like), or the like may be posted, handed-out, or otherwise displayed or offered in the Library without the prior approval of the Director or her/his Office Assistant(s)  …  which approval is granted, so long as and only so long as the sign or handout does not interfere with, disrupt, or otherwise hinder [1] the normal educational process of the University and its students, faculty, staff, administrators, and Library and/or [2] the reasonable expectation of all Library patrons, visitors, and personnel that they can read, study, work, and visit in an atmosphere free from harassment, obstruction (active or passive), or threats.

Approved signs may be posted only on the bulletin boards provided on each Library floor and may not be affixed to Library doors, posts, walls, or windows.

Approved small signs and handouts may be placed on the Library’s Main Circulation Desk (until outdated) and/or on the Library’s study tables (for one day and only if at least one item, stamped “APPROVED,” is placed on the Main Circulation Desk).

That a sign has been approved by the Library Office shall be indicated by the stamping of the word “APPROVED” on the front of the sign (or back, if there is no suitable place on the front).  That a handout has been approved by the Library Office shall be indicated by the stamping of the word “APPROVED” on the front of those handouts at the Main Circulation Desk.

Unauthorized and outdated materials will be removed and discarded.

 

 

 

Revised August 5, 2013

 

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