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

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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: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440872372

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

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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

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: 438

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

Core Values in School LIbrarianship: Responding with Commitment and Courage

Core Values in School LIbrarianship: Responding with Commitment and Courage

Author: Judi Moreillon

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440878169

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 185

View: 665

This title offers pre-service, newly practicing, and seasoned school librarians opportunities for reflection as well as inspiring strategies for enacting four core values of the profession. The school library profession has been in "crisis" for more than a decade. Educational decision-makers have not been made aware of or sold on the core values of school librarianship and its value to students, classroom teachers, administrators, and the entire school community. Budgetary priorities often do not include school librarians, resulting in a lack of funding and the elimination of many positions, which can cause many school librarians to feel vulnerable and afraid. Guideposts are needed to offer today's school librarians a chance to connect or reconnect with their passion for literacy, learning, and serving that led them to the profession. Core Values in School Librarianship: Responding with Commitment and Courage provides pre-service, newly practicing, and seasoned school librarians with opportunities for thoughtful reflection alongside inspiring strategies for gathering courage and enacting four core values of the profession. It is an important and visionary book that all school librarians should read as they develop in their role as leaders in their schools. Guides readers to connect or reconnect with passion and purpose for school librarianship, both of which are essential during times of crisis and change Addresses the core values of librarianship with examples of how they are enacted in the school library setting Features diverse voices and experiences related to passion and practice of the core values Provides opportunities for reflection to improve practice and strengthen commitment to the work of school librarianship Benefits library stakeholders

Intellectual Freedom Manual, Ninth Edition

Intellectual Freedom Manual, Ninth Edition

Author: Trina Magi

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838912928

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

View: 809

Since it was established in 1967, ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has championed the rights of library users to seek and receive information on all subjects from all points of view without restriction and without having the subject of one's interest examined or scrutinized by others. The new edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual is more than just an invaluable compendium of guiding principles and policies. It’s also an indispensable resource for day-to-day guidance on maintaining free and equal access to information for all people. Fortifying and emboldening professionals and students from across the library spectrum, this manual includes 34 ALA policy statements and documents, 17 new or updated for this edition, addressing patron behavior, internet use, copyright, exhibits, use of meeting spaces, and other common concernsAt-a-glance lists summarizing key issues such as access, challenges and censorship, access by minors to controversial materials, and advocacyExplanations of legal points in clear, easy-to-understand language, alongside case citationsNumerous checklists to help readers stay organizedA glossary and selected bibliographyThis must-have tool will help librarians ensure that institutions of all kinds remain beacons of intellectual freedom.

Scales on Censorship

Scales on Censorship

Author: Pat R. Scales

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442250642

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

View: 369

Scales on Censorship: Real Life Lessons from School Library Journal contains Pat R. Scales collected columns, all written in response to active book challenges or questions of intellectual freedom and library ethics. These columns have a ripped from the headlines immediacy even as they reflect the core values and policies of librarianship. They are organized by topic and each is framed with a brief new introductory essay. Scales’ powerful reputation and practical ethically-based solutions has made her a key spokesperson and support for librarians working under a censorship siege.

The 21st-Century Elementary School Library Program: Managing For Results, 2nd Edition

The 21st-Century Elementary School Library Program: Managing For Results, 2nd Edition

Author: Carl A. Harvey II

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440842450

Category: Education

Page: 149

View: 745

Compact yet remarkably comprehensive, this book covers all the major aspects of school library services, from administration to instruction focused from the elementary school librarian perspective—now updated and expanded to include the latest developments in makerspaces, the Common Core, social networking, and eBooks. • Provides information written by a former practicing school librarian and guidance that is applicable immediately in school libraries • Updated to include collection development in the digital age to address eBooks and other digital acquisitions • Covers the instructional stance of school libraries

Library 101: A Handbook for the School Librarian, 2nd Edition

Library 101: A Handbook for the School Librarian, 2nd Edition

Author: Claire Gatrell Stephens

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610694520

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

View: 348

This professional primer provides the blueprint to help you create a school library program, covering all aspects of library management such as budgeting, eBook use, purchasing, and teacher collaboration. Advice and strategies from experts in the field will help you master collection development, library administration, recruitment, and staffing. • Covers all aspects of library administration, including operations, technology, and resource management • Helps new or experienced school librarians find ways to launch or elevate their programs • Provides valuable resources for implementing a quality library program • Features lesson plans using Common Core State Standards • Includes short sidebar articles from noted experts in the school library field and tips from experienced librarians

Young Adult Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition

Young Adult Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition

Author: Rosemary Chance

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440835438

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

View: 677

Utilizing a genre approach, this overview of young adult literature shows new librarians and library science students the criteria to use for selecting quality books, including recommended titles. • Provides unbiased, authoritative guidance for finding recommended classic and recent titles by genre • Presents an excellent introduction to the field of young adult literature for undergraduate and graduate students who intend to be public or school librarians, students who are new to the study of young adult literature, or librarians who are new to working with young adults • Includes a new section consisting of fascinating answers from 14 authors explaining their motivations and inspirations for writing for young adult readers • Provides expanded coverage on the popular genres of graphic novels and science fiction books

Collection Management Basics, 7th Edition

Collection Management Basics, 7th Edition

Author: Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440859656

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 373

View: 966

If the heart of the library is its collection, this textbook provides the keys to the heart of your library. Alongside standards of basic principles and processes, you'll find practical guidance on everything from acquisitions to preservation. Managing collections in today's libraries is more complicated and challenging than ever. Electronic formats, new options for collaboration and sharing, and the drive to use data for evaluation purposes are just a few of the changes now driving collection management. This updated edition of a classic text addresses changes in the field and provides a thorough overview of what collection development specialists now need to know to effectively and efficiently manage processes that range from selection and assessment to sharing resources, handling challenges, weeding, and preservation. Readers will find increased coverage of technical services, intellectual freedom and censorship, and collection policy development, as well as budget development and tracking, joint purchasing, and negotiating with vendors. Updates on e-resources, user needs assessment (including data visualization), and disaster management, along with suggestions for further reading, are also included. Engagingly written and easy to understand, this is a valuable text for students preparing for careers in public, academic, school, and special libraries. It will additionally serve as a training resource and professional refresher for practitioners. Provides faculty and students with a thorough, up-to-date overview of all aspects of the collection development process Helps collection development librarians to address new challenges such as online resources, how to use new tools for assessing your library's collection, developing a budget, and negotiating with vendors Engages readers and is easy to read, with real-life examples to clarify principles and concepts May be used as a text for LIS courses on collection development as well as a resource for training and personal or professional enrichment