OIF posted a letter to Conejo Valley Unified School District about their opt-out policy.
These two cases highlight the importance of having policies and procedures in place, and when the policy is not followed, reaching out to intellectual freedom experts for support.
Permission slips for To Kill a Mockingbird in Biloxi, When can private entities censor speech? Securing Patron Privacy, an upcoming ALCTS webinar
New Issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy;
Oakland Public Library takes action against Islamophobia;
Overdue fees: Barriers to access in school libraries
When discussing policy issues, I think we need to truly think about the decisions we make based on conflicting motives. An important one in school libraries is teaching responsibility versus instilling a love of reading. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about barriers to access for students in school libraries.
The Handmaid’s Tale, 1984, Bluest Eye, and This Day in June.
Immigrant’s Rights Workshop.
Banned Books Week displays and social media removed because some are offended.
ACLU and EFF sue Trump administration over cell phone searches at the border; Letters to the Editor regarding the Conejo Valley challenge; and NINE days until Banned Books Week
I Am Jazz, This Day in June and The Liberation of Gabriel King
Charlottesville, Hate Speech, LGBT Library Displays and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Approved in Conejo Valley
How do educators create a society of readers? It’s not by restricting reading to an accepted range of Lexile levels or only books that have a quiz attached to them. Reading levels can be a useful tool to assist in guiding a child to the right book for them, but when those numbers become the only determining factor of what is acceptable to read, we have a problem.