ERIC Number: EJ1063981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Have Intellectual Freedom and Privacy Questions? Help Is on the Way!
Adams, Helen R.
Knowledge Quest, v43 n4 p72-75 Mar-Apr 2015
School librarians are experiencing upheaval and controversy in education today. They are coping with the implementation of (and battles over) the Common Core State Standards, the uncertain future of their jobs, and the rapidly changing nature of school libraries. Despite the flux and instability in education, the importance of intellectual freedom principles remains constant. Where can school librarians find up-to-date guidance on intellectual freedom and privacy matters? One good source is the September/October 2015 "Knowledge Quest," which will offer practical advice for KQ readers. This article provides a sample list of topics that will be addressed in the intellectual freedom-themed issue. Despite the uncertainties in education today, intellectual freedom is as essential as ever. Students need access to information and privacy if they are to become well-educated adults who can locate and evaluate information, synthesize ideas from many sources, and make wise decisions.
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Intellectual Freedom, Privacy, State Standards, Academic Standards, Organizational Change, Job Security, Reading Material Selection, Professional Associations
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/aaslpubsandjournals/knowledgequest/knowledgequest.cfm
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