Navigating Collection Development and Reconsideration Processes. Challenges to books about sexual and racial identity are nothing new. With the recent upsurge in requests for reconsiderations and outright removal of books from library shelves present an opportunity to review your library’s practices. In this session we’ll discuss board policies, how the review process works in libraries around Minnesota, and how to support librarians and teachers in the event of a book or database challenge. Questions for panelists and registrants: In handling book challenges, how can we move from principles to practices? Principles are outlined in the Library Bill of Rights, and your own library’s collection development policy. Please describe a real picture of how to handle a challenge in a real setting?How can partnerships between public libraries and school libraries help each of them face challenges? Tell us about your collection development policy and request for consideration process. What are your top two tips for responding to challenges? What about emotional support for staff? When marginalized communities raise a challenge to material (because the language might be dated and/or offensive), any tips for handling these requests? What are some examples of how you've worked with your boards and staff to help them understand the policies/procedures. What recommendations do you have for library staff to help educate boards on intellectual freedom issues?How can MLA be a resource for you to develop policies or support you and your library when questions arise? What aspects of your collection development guidelines would deter a book challenger’s attempt to turn the discussion into a political discourse?