Protecting Intellectual Freedom and Privacy in Your School Library (Paperback)
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Protecting Intellectual Freedom and Privacy in Your School Library (Paperback)

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Paperback 263 Pages / Published: 08/04/2013
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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.


* 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"

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610691383
Number of pages: 263
Weight: 771 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 15 mm
Edition: Annotated edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"School librarians at any grade level will find this book thought-provoking, especially if they are updating their library policies or training staff on privacy issues. . . . School librarians will want to have it on hand for the resources and guidelines it contains, but its real value is in the questions it prompts readers to ask about their own libraries." - School Library Journal
"This is a thoroughly researched, yet practical and accessible book. It belongs in all professional collections. . . . Highly Recommended." - Library Media Connection, Starred Review
"Adams provides wonderful information about intellectual freedom and privacy in our school libraries. . . . This is a great resource and will be of particular value to school librarians or other interested parties." - ARBA

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