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            Intellectual Freedom Issues

            in School Libraries

            School librarians continue to advocate for and champion student privacy and the right to
            read and have unfettered access to needed information. Updated and current information
            concerning these issues is critical to school librarians working daily with students, parents,
            and faculty to manage library programs, services, and print and digital collections. This
            volume is an invaluable resource as school librarians revisit collection development,
            scheduling, access, and other policies.
            Library science professors will find this updated volume useful for information and
            discussion with students. Drawing on the archives of School Library Connection, Library   November 2020, 217pp, 7x10
            Media Connection, and School Library Monthly magazines—and with comprehensive   Paperback: 978-1-4408-7236-5
                                                                              $45.00, £34.00, €39,00
            updates throughout—chapters tackle privacy, the right to read, censorship, equal access to   eBook: 978-1-4408-7237-2
            information, and other intellectual freedom issues.

            New laws and legal and ethical opinions continue to appear and help inform the daily   APRIL M. DAWKINS , PhD, is assistant
            response school librarians have to current issues. This volume updates all included articles   professor in library and information studies at
            with current legal thought and opinion. Intellectual freedom expert April Dawkins offers   the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
            practical advice and commentary throughout.

            •  Includes up-to-date coverage of a wide range of intellectual freedom topics
            •  Looks at current and applicable laws
            •  Features important topics for discussion in LIS classes
            •  Immediately usable in schools and for school district staff development

            Evaluating the School Library

            Analysis, Techniques, and Research Practices

             “ program and collection analysis that will yield lasting change
              Offers clear guidance on the kind of fully data-driven approach to
                             ”                        —Booklist Online, April 30, 2021
              and improvement.

            This new edition of an important tool for school librarians and administrators describes
            how and why to conduct evaluations of school libraries and explains the evaluation of
            curriculum, collections, facilities, student programs and services, and library personnel.   October 2020, 178pp, 8 1/2x11
            The results can be used for strategic planning, curriculum development, and conducting   Paperback: 978-1-4408-5586-3
                                                                              $50.00, £38.00, €44,00
            action research.                                                  eBook: 978-1-4408-5587-0
            New topics to this edition include explorations of community, faculty, students, and school
            library research, discussing how to bring all stakeholders to the table when evaluating the   NANCY EVERHART  is professor at the
            school library program, personnel and services, and the collection and facilities. Other new   iSchool at Florida State University. She is
            topics include information on high-stakes testing, multiculturalism, special needs students,   an award-winning researcher and author of
                                                                              more than 100 professional articles focusing
            advocacy, school librarians’ self-evaluation, dispositions for learning, and evidence-based   on school librarians and school libraries.
            practice. This title will be of value to new school librarians in assessing how their program
            compares to others, as well as to school library professors, who will find this book useful
            in management and administration courses.

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