LIBRARY POLICIES: POSTING POLICY
Upjohn Library Commons serves the College community
as a center of campus activity, news, and academic life.
Library bulletin boards provide an avenue for College
community members to advertise events and other announcements.
For the purpose of this document, all public notices, posters,
flyers, bulletins, advertisements, and other miscellaneous
announcements will be called “postings.”
The purpose of this policy is to establish the procedures
and rules by which postings will be displayed in Upjohn Library
Commons (and that will be applied without discrimination and
in the best interests of all of the building’s users),
and to preserve Information Services materials and facilities.
Writing or marking on any exterior or interior library wall or
surface (other than chalkboards and whiteboards) is prohibited.
This includes markings in chalk on the exterior of the building.
Postings are permitted only in these locations:
- First Floor: on the bulletin board in Biggby Café
- First Floor: on the bulletin board in the Copy Room, and
- Third Floor: on the bulletin board across from the elevator
Postings are not permitted anywhere other than bulletin boards.
This includes (but not limited to) the exterior of the building,
on outside and inside doors, in restrooms, on equipment
or materials, on security gates, on windows, and on walls
in the Upjohn Library Commons building.
Postings should be related to the mission of and activities
of Kalamazoo College, including signs, posters, and announcements
issued by Kalamazoo College departments, offices, or student
organizations. All postings must meet existing State and Federal
laws on obscenity, libel, defamation of character or invasion
of privacy. Postings of unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous,
defamatory, and/or obscene material will be removed. Posting
material constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute
a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, otherwise
violate any local, provincial, national or international law,
including without limitation, export control laws and regulations
will be removed.
Display of any posting does not constitute an endorsement
by Kalamazoo College or Information Services.
Postings must be approved and stamped by the Student Development
Office or posted with the permission of the Library Director.
Length of Display
Individuals or groups who have posted items to Upjohn Library
Commons bulletin boards are responsible for their timely removal.
Unauthorized and outdated postings will be removed by Information
Services staff. Most postings are removed at the
end of each quarter.
Multiple copies of postings that meet the above criteria
for content may be left for display on bulletin boards
as space allows.
Information Services reserves the right to remove and discard
any posting at any time.
Information Services cannot assume responsibility for the
preservation, protection, or possible damage or theft of
any item displayed on or near bulletin boards. Items displayed
in Upjohn Library Commons are done so at the owner’s risk.
Policy updated February 10, 2011
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