"Libraries today are less about what we have on our shelves and more about what we do for and with people in our schools, campuses and communities...Learning for children and youth today is more flexible, more self-directed, and with greater opportunities to not just use content, but to create and collaborate digitally. Library professionals are committed to facilitating both individual opportunity for all and advancing community progress."
ALA President Sari Feldman(4/2016)
The Importance of Diversity in Library Programs and Material Collections for Students" (an Association for Library Service to Children whitepaper)
Can Diverse Books Save Us? In a Divided World, Librarian's are on a Mission (article from School Library Journal)
* Please follow the collection development and selection quidelines provided in the Collection Development page of this LibGuide.
* Please consider joining our Literature Focus group during the 2019/2020 school year for more information about selecting quality literature and developing a diverse collection in support of all students. More details can be found in the Professional Growth page of this LibGuide.
This brochure describes why intellectual freedom is important in a school library program, the difference between selection and censorship, what to do before a challenge occurs, where to obtain assistance during a challenge, why schools filter and how it affects students intellectual freedom, and how the ALA Code of Ethics affects school librarians.
* Please refer to the Program Management section of this libguide for WCPS specific guidelines about selection of materials and book challenges.
AI (Artificial Intellegence)
"Working together to provide resources and materials that support teacher instruction and student learning."