A former school librarian in Wisconsin, Helen Adams is an online senior lecturer for Antioch University-Seattle in the areas of intellectual freedom, privacy, library ethics, and copyright. A member of the AASL Knowledge Quest Advisory Board, the ALA Nominating Committee, chair of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, and a KQ blogger, she is the author of Protecting Intellectual Freedom and Privacy in Your School Library (Libraries Unlimited, 2013). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The September/October 2015 Knowledge Quest issue is coming to your mailbox just in time for Banned Books Week and Banned Websites Awareness Day. The theme is “Intellectual Freedom–Enduring Values in a Changing World.” Many things have changed in K-12 education… Read More ›
How will your library celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week (BBW) September 27-October 3, 2015? Sponsored by 13 organizations, Banned Books Week has been observed annually since 1982. That’s 33 years of fighting censorship! According to American… Read More ›
In 2000 Congress passed the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) with the purpose of protecting children and young adults online. Unfortunately, the law’s requirements have been misinterpreted by many school districts resulting in filters overblocking legitimate educational websites and interactive… Read More ›
I have 4 editions of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Manual (blue, purple, gold, and white) on my professional book shelves, and without question, the most recent is most useful to school librarians. Although I used previous editions, the new 9th edition published… Read More ›