About the Select Title Opt Out Program
Parents of RISD students may sign-up to have their child(ren) placed on an “opt out” list for a select group of print library books. Students on the opt out list will not be able to use the self-checkout stations and will have to check out books from an adult working in the library. When the student is ready to check out their books, a staff member will check to see if the student’s name is on the opt out list and cross reference their selections. If a student has selected a book on the list, the staff member will guide them to another selection.
The opt out will apply only to the parent pre-selected group of specific titles, not topics or themes, and parents still have the option of pre-selecting 100% of their child’s books in the online catalog if they would like to further limit reading selections. Parents that wish to submit more titles, can do so by editing their responses and submitting the form again.
The Opt Out Does:
1. Provide parents with a mechanism to indicate their preferences regarding the check-out of a select group of print library books to their students.
2. Provide a mechanism for campus staff to know whether or not a book is in the select grouping of “opt out” books.
3. Provides a process to reduce the likelihood that a child on the “opt out” list will be exposed to content from the titles in the opt out grouping.
The Opt Out Doesn't:
1. Guarantee a child will not pull a book off a shelf and look at it. (Parents who would like to pre-select all books for their 2. children and eliminate students’ browsing of the shelves may do so.)
2.Guarantee a child will not be exposed to or hear about content from a classmate.