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Censorship practiced by high school librarians prior to (actual) book selection

Myrna Marlene Bump

Censorship practiced by high school librarians prior to (actual) book selection

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Published by University Microfilms International in Ann Arbor, Mich .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • School libraries -- United States -- Censorship.,
  • School libraries -- Book selection.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Myrna Marlene Bump.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 microfilm reel ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20644585M

    How does a library decide? Suggest it might be best to continue the conversation after things have cooled off. This is where teachers, librarians and parents have the very real responsibility to expose kids to only the very best in literature and the most fair and unbiased nonfiction materials. Arguing that press freedom and responsibility go hand in hand, Sturges uses content from the Beacon database to discuss the similarities and differences between regulation and censorship in different social contexts. Make sure you follow these procedures and that your challenger has a copy.

    Go Ask Alice by Anonymous. Thinking about these topics in relation to emotional and mental health for teens, libraries and educators will be looking for creative ways to weave current topics and opportunities into curriculum and the learning space to offer to students. But the choice that we have is between institutional restrictions or personal choices, and barring absolute freedom as an option, the latter seems to be best. In my library we teach very young children to try to read a page in their selected material. They sent it back because it had no women in it. Policies and Solutions College libraries serve young adults and are therefore more lenient on freedom to read.

    We believe that having students develop prototypes to real problems allows them to see themselves as change makers. Here are my predictions of things to watch for: Forum discussions as a way to allow students to voice their concerns, feelings, and questions about their lives, to promote diversity and a way to unify and create community. In my library we teach very young children to try to read a page in their selected material. This is the core of the problem for educators.


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Censorship practiced by high school librarians prior to book

Discuss the controversial issues in the book with the students.

Banned Books: A School Librarian's Perspective

We need to support them so they can develop communication, collaboration, cooperation, and creative problem solving skills so that they can participate in a culture of understanding and respect.

Reasons for Banned Books Is censorship in schools good? Not that parents are perfect people. These conversations are difficult to have because they are controversial and many people are very uncomfortable with the 'n' word—for good reason.

They did not want to offend a certain group at the school: women. Reason: Profanity. Among the other successes the KRRP counts was the situation involving the urban fantasy novel Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, which was removed from the shelves at schools in Alamogordo, New Mexico, following a single complaint by a parent.

Sometimes they succeed in pressuring schools not to use them, libraries not to shelve them, book and video stores not to carry them, publishers not to publish them, or art galleries not to display them.

For most of the year, all of these books were essentially "banned. There are political groups that call themselves "radical" that don't come on as strong as that.

Minnesota school's ban on graphic novel draws free

The library, as an institution, supports a concept that we call the "commons of knowledge. It's likely that frequent book challenges play a role in school librarians' decisions to self-censor. But the truth is that the library is a social institution, and no depth of belief in intellectual freedom can remove it entirely from the constraints of our current world view.

The censor wants to prejudge materials for everyone. Websites such as Code. More importantly, content warnings could prevent students from relapsing into harmful behaviors or having traumatic flashbacks, making them a boon to young people's mental health and well-being.

Nothing was said about the content of the play or the fact that there was a reason it featured only men. Books can be found offensive for many reasons. Kindles cost more than many districts can afford, and school libraries need to keep them in working condition I lived through a budget of zero dollars, and I assure you e-readers were not a priority.Describes a nationwide survey of librarians in secondary school library media centers to find out how much self-censorship is practiced in collection development.

Results indicating that librarians do seem to voluntarily censor their acquisitions are discussed. (BK)Cited by: 1. Sep 27,  · According to a new report from the School Library Journal, more school librarians are labeling controversial books and enforcing restrictive checkout policies.

Jun 21,  · While reading Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in school, teachers often spend full class periods discussing a very important issue: Mark Twain's use of the 'n' word throughout the book. It's important to not only explain that the book must be looked at through the context of the time period but also what Twain was trying to do with his story.

holdings of a school library young adult book collections and indications of self-censorship that might be practiced by the school library media specialist. The method employed, analysis of title ownership through examination of the school's OPAC, was an attempt to move away from questionnaires and interviews which might not allow.

Censorship and the Public Librarian.

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Mark W. Sorensen "Assassination is the extreme form of censorship." -George Bernard Shaw "My job is to open new worlds to students, not close them off."-Librarian, Covina, California. Censorship is the purposeful withholding of information by. Censorship! The word itself sparks debate, especially when the context is the public school.

Since the publication of the second edition of this landmark book inwired classrooms, legal challenges, and societal shifts have changed the landscape for the free exchange of ideas/5(2).