ERIC Number: EJ784637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Legislative Alphabet Soup: Federal Laws that Affect Your Work as a Library Media Specialist
Adams, Helen R.
School Library Media Activities Monthly, v22 n10 p25-28 Jun 2006
Today, federal laws often seem like an alphabet soup with acronyms like CIPA (Children's Internet Protection Act), CTEA (Copyright Term Extension Act), ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), YMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act), and NC LB (No Child Left Behind). These letters stand for federal laws about which library media specialists must have a basic knowledge in order to effectively fulfill their responsibilities. In this article, the author discusses some of the copyright laws, the children's INTERNET protection acts, and the laws that impact how students with special needs are educated in schools and how they use their school libraries.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Copyrights, Disabilities, School Libraries, Media Specialists, Internet, Special Needs Students, Intellectual Property, Children, Access to Information, Learning Resources Centers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Copyright Law 1976; Digital Millennium Copyright Act 1998; Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title II; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Library Services and Technology Act 1996; Rehabilitation Act 1973