Soft Censorship Scenarios – What Would You Do?
Last month, the AASL/ALSC/YALSA Joint Committee shared soft censorship self-reflection questions to help us to gauge our understanding and feelings about censorship and self-censorship. This month, we’re offering scenarios to think through and prepare for these types of situations. We… Read More ›
Self Reflection on Soft Censorship
As attacks on libraries (and librarians) have escalated recently, it has become apparent that the threat of soft- (or self-) censorship is potentially more a threat to collections for our youth than official book challenges. We encourage youth services librarians… Read More ›
A Few Coping Strategies for Challenging Times
A Few Coping Strategies for Challenging Times We read about this more and more every day: a parent or group has challenged library materials. As members of the AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on School and Public Library Cooperation, we offer here… Read More ›
Sharing Selection & Reconsideration Policies to Support Reading Choices
We as librarians understand that offering a rich, diverse range of reading options to meet needs of all community members is a major focus of both school and public libraries. Unfortunately, some individuals (and, recently, groups) are working to limit… Read More ›
Get Ready for Summer!
It’s that magical time of year. Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and Summer Reading planning is in full swing! This is the time of year when I get to work most closely with my school librarian colleagues. I… Read More ›