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ERIC Number: EJ964741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Solo Librarians and Intellectual Freedom: Perspectives from the Field
Adams, Helen R.
Knowledge Quest, v40 n2 p30-35 Nov-Dec 2011
As schools across the country face increasing fiscal restraints, school library professional positions are being eliminated at an alarming rate. As a result, many school librarians are becoming the only certified library professional in a district, serving multiple schools and grade levels. Suddenly, each is a solo librarian. As a solo librarian in a school district, where does intellectual freedom rank in one's list of priorities? With so many responsibilities, how will a solo librarian protects and advocates for students' First Amendment rights and privacy of their library usage records when one cannot be in all school libraries all the time? In this article, three K-12 librarians were queried by the author on the facets of intellectual freedom on which they focus. (Contains 1 figure, 1 resource and 4 online resources.)
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment