Intellectual Freedom Issues in School Libraries

Intellectual Freedom Issues in School Libraries

Author: April M. Dawkins

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440872372

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

View: 550

This volume of collected articles from the archives of School Library Connection provides school librarians and LIS professors with a one-stop source of information for supporting the core library principle of intellectual freedom. School librarians continue to advocate and champion for student privacy and the right to read and have unfettered access to needed information. Updated and current information concerning these issues is critical to school librarians working daily with students, parents, and faculty to manage library programs, services, and print and digital collections. This volume is an invaluable resource as school librarians revisit collection development, scheduling, access and other policies. Library Science professors will find this updated volume useful for information and discussion with students. Drawing on the archives of School Library Connection, Library Media Connection, and School Library Monthly magazines—and with comprehensive updates throughout—chapters tackle privacy, the right to read, censorship, equal access to information, and other intellectual freedom issues. New laws and legal and ethical opinions continue to appear and help inform the daily response school librarians have to current issues. This volume updates all included articles with current legal thought and opinion. Intellectual freedom expert April Dawkins, PhD and editor, offers practical advice and commentary throughout. Includes up-to-date coverage of a wide range of intellectual freedom topics Looks at current and applicable laws Features important topics for discussion in LIS classes Immediately usable in schools, and for school district staff development on these important and relevant topics

Censorship and Selection

Censorship and Selection

Author: Henry Reichman

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838907989

Category: Education

Page: 236

View: 765

Censorship! The word itself sparks debate, especially when the context is the public school. Since the publication of the second edition of this landmark book in 1993, wired classrooms, legal challenges, and societal shifts have changed the landscape for the free exchange of ideas. Completely revised and updated, this new edition remains the most comprehensive guide for protecting the freedom to read in schools: For school librarians and media specialists, teachers, and administrators, Reichman covers the different media (including books, school newspapers, and the Internet), the important court cases (including recent litigations involving Harry Potter, the Internet, and Huck Finn), the issues in dispute (including violence, religion, and profanity), and how the laws on the books can be incorporated into selection policies. An entire chapter is devoted to troubleshooting and answering the question of What do we do if...? Look no further for the best and most specific information on providing access and facing challenges to intellectual freedom. You'll find answers if you are asking questions like these: * What is the distinction between making selection decisions and censoring?

Protecting Intellectual Freedom and Privacy in Your School Library

Protecting Intellectual Freedom and Privacy in Your School Library

Author: Helen R. Adams

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610691390

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

View: 893

Written by a well-known intellectual freedom advocate, this book is a one-stop source for school librarians on intellectual freedom and privacy issues that blends principles with best practices. In order to sort out fact from fiction and become effective, critically thinking adults in a global society, children need access to diverse points of view from authoritative sources in their school libraries. This book provides school librarians with easy-to-read guidance on specific aspects of intellectual freedom and privacy, explaining how the core values of the library profession translate into everyday practice. The readings supply current information and targeted, practical advice on a broad range of topics, including privacy and confidentiality in the context of a school library; working with homeless students, English language learners, and other special needs students; challenges to school library materials; filtering issues; and advocacy for intellectual freedom. Each of the nine chapters begins with an introductory essay examining the topic and concludes with a "key ideas" summary; a list of annotated resources to lead the reader to more information on the individual column topics; and discussion questions. The volume's appendices include the text of the ALA Library Bill of Rights and the Code of Ethics as well as an annotated list of pro-First Amendment and privacy protecting organizations with contact information. Presents practical guidance on important access and privacy issues facing school librarians, such as overdue materials, overcoming restrictive filtering, working with students with special needs, privacy concerns related to students' library records, preparing for challenges to school library materials, and advocating for intellectual freedom Provides up-to-date information on ALA and AASL statements on intellectual freedom and privacy, relevant state and federal laws, as well as court decisions Supplies sidebars with additional relevant information and interesting facts and furnish key ideas summaries for each chapter's topics, annotated resources lists, and discussion questions Offers practical evaluation tools such as a "Challenge-Proofing Your School Library Checklist" and a "Privacy Checklist: Evaluating the Library Media Program"

Intellectual Freedom Issues in School Libraries

Intellectual Freedom Issues in School Libraries

Author: April M. Dawkins

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1440872368

Category:

Page: 150

View: 864

This volume of collected articles from the archives of School Library Connection provides school librarians and LIS professors with a one-stop source of information for supporting the core library principle of intellectual freedom. School librarians continue to advocate and champion for student privacy, and the right to read and have unfettered access to needed information. Updated and current information concerning these issues is critical to school librarians working daily with students, parents, and faculty to manage library programs, services, and print and digital collections. This volume is an invaluable resource as school librarians make and revisit collection development, scheduling, access and other policies. Library Science professors will find this updated volume useful for information and discussion with students. Drawing on the archives of School Library Connection, Library Media Connection, and School Library Monthly magazines--and with comprehensive updates throughout--chapters tackle privacy, the right to read, censorship, equal access to information, and other inellectual freedom issues. New laws, and legal and ethical opinions continue to appear and help inform the daily response school librarians have to current issues. This volume updates all included articles with current legal thought and opinion. Intellectual Freedom expert April Dawkins, PhD and editor, offers practical advice and commentary throughout. Up-to-date coverage of a wide range of intellectual freedom topics Looks at current and applicable laws Features important topics for discussion in LIS classes Immediately usable in schools, and for school district staff development on these important and relevant topics

School Libraries 3.0

School Libraries 3.0

Author: Rebecca P. Butler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810885813

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

View: 628

This textbook, for school library administration courses, is written by a professor who has taught this course at least once a year for the past twenty years. Technology is interwoven throughout the book and not listed as a separate chapter or book section. This is because the school librarian of today—and certainly the school librarian of tomorrow—is working in an environment of web resources, multimedia, mixed methods, and varying programs and services. Major chapters cover the various roles of the school librarian, curricular standards and guidelines, policies and procedures, budgeting, facilities, personnel, services, programming, ethics, advocacy, and evaluation. Sample policies, procedures, and plans make this book valuable to both new and experienced school librarians.

Ensuring Intellectual Freedom and Access to Information in the School Library Media Program

Ensuring Intellectual Freedom and Access to Information in the School Library Media Program

Author: Helen R. Adams

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015082704191

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 433

Examines issues of intellectual freedom faced by school library media specialists, discussing such topics as material selection policies, censorship, access to Internet resources, and the First Amendment rights of minors.

Tales Out of the School Library

Tales Out of the School Library

Author: Gail Bush

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781591588320

Category: Education

Page: 135

View: 469

This groundbreaking book about developing the professional dispositions of school librarians uses three fictionalized librarians to serve as authentic models addressing familiar topics and situations. * Features a foreword by Theodore R. Sizer, an educational reform scholar, who developed the fictionalized nonfiction style of writing about Horace Smith, an amalgam of the teachers Sizer met crossing the country during his cross-country research of the practices found in American high schools in the 1980s * Offers follow-up questions and answers that drive home the lessons of each tale, plus discussion questions * Presents an annotated bibliography of additional helpful readings

The Many Faces of School Library Leadership, 2nd Edition

The Many Faces of School Library Leadership, 2nd Edition

Author: Sharon Coatney

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440848988

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

View: 260

Completely revised with even more contributions added by practicing school librarians, this book further examines the responsibility to lead in many areas and identifies the real-world, day-to-day application of established theory and best practices. • Emphasizes the essential role of school librarians as leaders in technology, literacy, and curriculum in their schools • Presents practical, proven ways from working school librarians to get teachers to collaborate with each other and with the librarian • Prepares school librarians to meet intellectual freedom challenges • Outlines the key duties of school librarians in effective advocacy for their programs

Intellectual Freedom Manual

Intellectual Freedom Manual

Author: American Library American Library Association

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838935613

Category: Education

Page: 554

View: 724

Libraries, havens for the free exchange of ideas and information, face wide-ranging challenges relating to privacy and censorship from government, special interest groups, and others. With the updated seventh edition of the "Intellectual Freedom Manual", librarians have practical support at hand to address these troubling problems.

Practicing Intellectual Freedom in Libraries

Practicing Intellectual Freedom in Libraries

Author: Shannon M. Oltmann

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440863134

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 193

View: 712

All librarians and library and information science scholars can benefit from learning more about intellectual freedom. This book relies on research and practical real-world scenarios to conceptualize and contextualize it. • Learn to apply intellectual freedom to your librarianship • Develop a deeper understanding of the legal and theoretical bases for intellectual freedom in the United States • Understand the theoretical and empirical foundations of intellectual freedom • Grasp how an institution's community affects the interpretation and application of intellectual freedom