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Resolution to Support School and Youth Services Librarians Facing Increased Intellectual Freedom Challenges

  • 1.  Resolution to Support School and Youth Services Librarians Facing Increased Intellectual Freedom Challenges

    Posted 15 days ago
    Spurred on by Dr. Joyce Valenza, the Youth Council Caucus, representatives of youth affiliates, committees, round tables and the Freedom to Read Foundation worked collaboratively in November and December to develop a resolution for Council to strengthen the work of ALA in support of the troubling challenges to books and other materials in schools and public libraries. Martin Garner, chair of the Intellectual Freedom Committee attended some meetings and offered good advice. We welcome comments either on this post or as suggested changes on the Google Doc. Please make any comments by January 13th. Members of the team were:
    Dr. Joyce Valenza, Councilor-at-Large
    Sara Kelly Johns, Councilor-at-Large
    Dorcas Hand, Texas Chapter Councilor
    Diane Chen, American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Councilor
    Kimberly Patton, Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Councilor
    Elizabeth Nebeker, Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Councilor
    Kathy Lester, Councilor-at-Large, AASL President-Elect
    Jennisen Lucas, AASL President
    Wendy Stephens, GNCRT Councilor
    KC Boyd, DC Chapter Councilor
    Deb Sica, Rainbow Round Table Councilor 
    Leslie Campbell, EMIERT Councilor
    Erika Long, Tennessee Chapter Councilor, AASL Board
    Kathleen Breitenbach, Chair, Rainbow RT, 
    Shauntee Burns-Simpson, President BCALA
    Karen Lemmons, ALA and BCALA member

    The Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) has endorsed the resolution in principle.

    Thank you for your consideration, 


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    Sara Kelly Johns
    Online Instructor, School Libraries
    Syracuse University iSchool
    ALA Councilor-at-Large
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