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A History of ALA Policy on Intellectual Freedom

By Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF)
  • ISBN Code: : 0838913253
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Pages : 172
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Collecting several key documents and policy statements, this supplement to the ninth edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual traces a history of ALA’s commitment to fighting censorship. An introductory essay by Judith Krug and Candace Morgan, updated by OIF Director Barbara Jones, sketches out an overview of ALA policy on intellectual freedom. An important resource, this volume includes documents which discuss such foundational issues as The Library Bill of RightsProtecting the freedom to readALA’s Code of EthicsHow to respond to challenges and concerns about library resourcesMinors and internet activityMeeting rooms, bulletin boards, and exhibitsCopyrightPrivacy, including the retention of library usage records

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Prisoners are in a grey area regarding library services. Prison libraries violate many tenets of librarianship, with the justification of maintaining order. The field is de-professionalized--many positions are filled by persons without degrees in library science, and corrections administrators often write policy for services. Critics cite the need to implement public library service models despite practical difficulties. This book investigates state, national and international policies on prison libraries, reviews literature on the topic and describes partnerships between prisons and public libraries. Results from a national survey and follow-up interviews are included, providing a full narrative of policy outcomes in U.S. prisons.

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  • Pdf File: core-values-in-school-librarianship.pdf

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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

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

By Peggy Johnson
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  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Book Code : 0838916899
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 260
  • Pdf File: fundamentals-of-collection-development-and-management.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As a comprehensive introduction for LIS students, a primer for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work, the value and usefulness of this book remain unequaled.

Collection Management Basics, 7th Edition

By Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro,G. Edward Evans
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440859655
  • Total of Pages : 373
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 456
  • Pdf File: collection-management-basics-7th-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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

Book Banning in 21st-Century America

By Emily J. M. Knox
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1442231688
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 208
  • Pdf File: book-banning-in-21st-century-america.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Book Banning in 21st Century America, based on thirteen contemporary book challenge cases in schools and public libraries across the United States argues that understanding contemporary reading practices, especially interpretive strategies, is vital to understanding why people attempt to censor books in schools and public libraries.

1979-1990

By Henryk Sawoniak
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3110975068
  • Total of Pages : 1278
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 825
  • Pdf File: 1979-1990.pdf

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Read and download full book 1979-1990

The Many Faces of School Library Leadership, 2nd Edition

By Sharon Coatney,Violet H. Harada
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 144084898X
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 407
  • Pdf File: the-many-faces-of-school-library-leadership-2nd-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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

Access Denied: How Internet Filters Impact Student Learning in High Schools

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  • Publisher : Cambria Press
  • Book Code : 1621969940
  • Total of Pages :
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  • Members : 315
  • Pdf File: access-denied.pdf

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Young Adult Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 3rd Edition

By Rose Brock
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440866945
  • Total of Pages : 219
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 786
  • Pdf File: young-adult-literature-in-action.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Taking 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 and for librarians who are new to working with young adults • Focuses on timely topics such as diverse books, LGBTQ+ selections, the role of book formats, and the relevance of librarians serving teen populations • Provides updated information on audio and e-books, accessible books, and graphic novels • Shows how YALSA and AASL standards and competencies can be demonstrated

Library Ethics

By Jean Preer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1598848542
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 244
  • Pdf File: library-ethics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The evolution of ethical standards for librarians parallels the development of librarianship as a profession. Our most important professional values have been tested and debated in the course of formulating and adopting our codes of ethics. This book includes historical precedents and current examples of ethical issues facing the profession. It looks broadly at the many arenas in which librarians face ethical choices, helping practitioners identify an ethical dilemma and providing guidance on how to respond, how to separate personal belief from professional responsibility, and how to make exceptions in a principled way. Where appropriate references are included to the codes of ethics of other professions: journalists, booksellers, and lawyers.

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, Fourth Edition

By Peggy Johnson
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  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 466
  • Pdf File: fundamentals-of-collection-development-and-management-fourth-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Technical Services Quarterly declared that the third edition “must now be considered the essential textbook for collection development and management … the first place to go for reliable and informative advice." For the fourth edition expert instructor and librarian Johnson has revised and freshened this resource to ensure its timeliness and continued excellence. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues. Thorough consideration is given to traditional management topics such as organization of the collection, weeding, staffing, and policymaking;cooperative collection development and management;licenses, negotiation, contracts, maintaining productive relationships with vendors and publishers, and other important purchasing and budgeting topics;important issues such as the ways that changes in information delivery and access technologies continue to reshape the discipline, the evolving needs and expectations of library users, and new roles for subject specialists, all illustrated using updated examples and data; andmarketing, liaison activities, and outreach. As a comprehensive introduction for LIS students, a primer for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work, the value and usefulness of this book remain unequaled.