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FLITE Display Space Policies and Guidelines

FLITE has display spaces throughout the building that are available for the display of materials of interest to the Ferris State University community.

  • Display programming (both virtual and physical), shall support the university core values.
  • Display space application forms are only available online. If you need assistance in completing a form, please contact Josie Van Avery at 591-3728.
  • The approval for displays will be at the sole discretion of the Library Display Coordinator. Displays proposed by the staff of FLITE or from University-affiliated groups or individuals will receive preference over external groups. Groups or persons proposing displays with potentially controversial subjects are encouraged to meet with the Display Coordinator.
  • The Display Coordinator will assign display cases in consultation with the organization/individual requesting the display.
  • To ensure enough time for review, planning, and set up, display spaces should be reserved at least 30 days in advance. It is advised that 1st floor displays be reserved 60 to 90 days in advance.
  • Generally, a display's duration will be one month for 1st floor cases and 2 months for all others. Groups may be limited to one 1st floor case display per academic year.
  • Keys for display case setup may be obtained from the Circulation Desk or by coordination with the Display Coordinator.
  • Displays MUST be set up within two days of the start date, and removed by the last day of reserved time. Displays not set up within two days of start date may be forfeited at the discretion of the Display Coordinator.
  • Displays will be reviewed within two business days after setup and photographed for the library website. If a display is deemed to be in non-compliance with display guidelines, the individual or organization responsible for the display may be asked to alter the display after consultation with the Display Coordinator.
  • Displays not removed on time will be removed by the Display Coordinator and stored for one month. If the removed display materials are not picked up within one month, they will be disposed of at the discretion of the Display Coordinator.
  • No organization may set up a display more than twice a year and there must be at least two months between display times
  • Stands and other display items such as rods, drapes, etc. are available from the Display Coordinator, and will be provided as available
  • The identification of the sponsor/provider/creator of a display must be clearly indicated within the display.
  • Neither the Display Coordinator nor the library will be held responsible for the loss of or damage to materials on display.
  • The group or individual setting up and dismantling the display will be held responsible for damage caused to the display space(s), shelving units, light bulbs, or other items used to support the display if they caused the damage.

Prohibited Uses and Practices

  • Library display facilities may not be used to promote or advertise, whether directly or indirectly, a commercial product or service; urge support or opposition to any political candidate or issue; or urge support of or opposition to any religion or religious belief.
  • Material that is obscene, defamatory, invades a particular person's privacy, or directly incites violence will not be posted or displayed.
  • Material and equipment that, in the opinion of the Display Coordinator, are potentially dangerous to FLITE users, staff, or property will not be permitted in displays.

Sponsorship or Endorsement

  • Use of FLITE display space by an organization or individual does not constitute Library sponsorship or endorsement of that organization, individual, or the viewpoints or activities they are promoting. Statements that either directly or indirectly imply otherwise will not be permitted.

Non-compliance

  • Displays announcing or promoting fundraising programs or activities sponsored by not-for-profit, non-commercial organizations will be permitted, provided the requirements stipulated in this policy statement are met.
  • Use of FLITE display space by an organization or individual does not constitute Library sponsorship or endorsement of that organization, individual, or the viewpoints or activities they are promoting. Statements that either directly or indirectly imply otherwise will not be permitted.

Questions not directly answered by these policies/guidelines may be forwarded to Josie VanAvery (231-591-3728).

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Approved by the FLITE Leadership Team, October 13, 2004. Updated and approved by the FLITE Administrative Council, December 7, 2006 and February 3, 2010.