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Helen R. Adams, Online Instructor

School Library & Information Technology Program

Mansfield, University

Mansfield, PA



Law for School Librarians: Knowing Minors' Rights
Thursday, November 5, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Fee: $109 (AASL member) / $214 (Non-member)

Learn how the First Amendment, state and federal laws, and judicial
decisions affect the intellectual freedom of students using school library
media centers. Topics to be covered include minors' rights in school
libraries, challenges, labeling of resources, filtering Web resources, and
privacy. Presenters will differentiate between public and private school
libraries in terms of how laws apply, and will discuss the rights of younger
versus older minors. Experienced library media specialists will facilitate
group discussions and role playing related to challenges and students'
privacy, and will provide strategies for teaching students about their
rights and responsibilities.


Presenters: Deborah Caldwell-Stone is deputy director of the American
Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, where she works on
projects dealing with censorship and privacy in libraries. An attorney by
training, she practiced appellate law before the state and federal courts in
Chicago before joining ALA in 2000. Theresa Chmara is a partner in the
Washington, DC office of Jenner & Block. She has served as counsel to the
Freedom to Read Foundation for over fifteen years. She is on the steering
committee of the Lawyers for Libraries program and has instructed at each of
the twelve Lawyers for Libraries institutes. Pat Scales, a retired school
librarian, is on the ALA faculty for Lawyers for Libraries, and is the
author of Teaching Banned Books: 12 Guides for Young Readers (ALA 2001) and
Intellectual Freedom in School Libraries (ALA 2001). Barbara Stripling is
director of library services for the Department of Education in New York
City. She has had a thirty-year career in education as a classroom teacher,
K-12 library media specialist, Library Power director, and school district
director of instructional services, Dorcas Hand has been an independent
school librarian in Houston, TX since 1978, working at a variety of schools
at all levels K-12 and surviving more than one challenge in those thirty
years. Helen Adams is a former school library media specialist and
technology coordinator in Wisconsin and is currently an online instructor
for Mansfield University, teaching a course focusing on legal and access
issues in school library media programs. She authored Ensuring Intellectual
Freedom and Access to Information in the School Library Media Program
(Libraries Unlimited 2008) and is co-author of Privacy in the 21st Century:
Issues for Public, School, and Academic Libraries (Libraries Unlimited


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