Procedure 3.01.36 - Criteria for Book Signings

All book signings should be coordinated by the Literary Events Committee. Members of this committee should include the librarian (chair), the dean of institutional advancement, the Dean of Arts and General Educations, and a faculty member (preferably a professional writer) from the English Department. Current and former employees of Southeastern Community College (SCC) and professional writers may request a book signing to be held on the SCC campus. Professional writers are considered to be individuals whose work has been published by a major press that will allow unsold books to be returned. Persons requesting a book signing must obtain a request form from the SCC library and return the completed form to the librarian at least two months before the desired date of the event, except in unexpected circumstances. The author may suggest the date and time for the book signing; however, the Literary Events Committee will make the final decision concerning the date and time. When submitting the request form, the author should lend at least two copies of the book to enable committee members to become familiar with the work. The committee will submit its recommendation to the Chief Academic Officer concerning the approval or disapproval of the book signing. Once the Chief Academic Officer responds to the committee, a representative from the committee will notify the requester concerning the decision. This notification of the requester will occur within two weeks after the committee receives the request form and copies of the book. The committee will set the date and time for the book signing based upon the wishes of the requester and the availability of college facilities and resources. SCC bookstore personnel will order the book to be sold and will sell them at the event. The author may present a program in which he/she discusses and/or reads from the work, and this portion of the event should last no longer than forty-five minutes to an hour. The college will provide refreshments, if funds are available.