ERIC Number: ED439717
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Dealing with Selection and Censorship: A Handbook for Wisconsin Schools and Libraries.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
This handbook focuses on intellectual freedom as it relates to school library media centers and public libraries. The purpose of this handbook is to help public libraries and school districts develop and adopt necessary policies and procedures that will build a solid foundation for intellectual freedom as part of the community and school climate and provide sources of assistance when an expression of concern or a complaint occurs. Although it contains suggestions for classroom teachers faced with challenges, the handbook does not have a major focus on resources selected specifically for classroom instruction. It is divided into four sections: School District Policies and Procedures: Selection and Reconsideration; School District Policies and Procedures: Internet Access; Public Library Policies and Procedures: Selection and Reconsideration; and Public Library Policies and Procedures: Internet Access. Both of the Selection and Reconsideration sections contain information on the philosophical base, statutory base, resource selection policy, reconsideration policy, staff development, communication and public information, and reconsideration in practice. The Internet Access sections include information on Internet filters, Internet policy, staff development, and communication and public information. Appendices include a selected bibliography, Wisconsin statues and administrative rules, Intellectual Freedom Statement, challenges to materials in school libraries, and sources of assistance. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Educational Policy, Intellectual Freedom, Internet, Learning Resources Centers, Library Policy, Policy Formation, Public Libraries, School Districts, School Libraries, Staff Development
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179. Tel: 800-243-8782 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/pubsales.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin