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"
About the Author
Helen R. Adams, MLS, is an online instructor in the School Library and Information Technologies Program at Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA.