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TLA Talks: The New World of Intellectual Freedom - Shared screen with speaker view
Karyn Lewis
26:45
Hello from Katy ISD
Lovdy Grossman (TLA)
26:49
This session is being recorded.
Nancy Jo Lambert she/ her
27:12
Hello from Frisco ISD!
Barbara Jansen
27:39
Hello from UT Austin School of Information via Kerrville!
Nancy Jo Lambert she/ her
29:03
Hi Becky! Hi Kristin! 🤗
Audrey Wilson Youngblood
30:26
Howdy folks, from Keller ISD! HUGE thanks to our panelists for this workshop. Such a critical conversation for this moment in time.
Bicente Gutierrez
30:39
Hello from UNT School of Information
Barbara Jansen
30:45
And we have university professors who teach school librarians
Amanda Butler
31:08
Thank you for sharing today! Frisco ISD administration. :)
Danielle Plumer
31:12
And a few folks from the State Library!
Lesley Girma
31:19
MIS graduate student Library Science
David Cooksey
31:49
Even a vendor (librarian)
Lucy Podmore
32:31
I like to focus on freedom to read
Barbara Jansen
32:40
Yes, Lucy!
Brooke King
35:11
Wouldn't that still be censorship?
Karyn Lewis
35:37
Banning banned Books always seems so ironic to me!
Barbara Jansen
39:47
Right, Karyn?!
Charla Hollingsworth
40:21
Becky, can you expand more on your district policy for displays? What is included in the policy?
Charla Hollingsworth
42:58
Thanks!
Kristin Pekoll, ALA
43:10
If anyone needs help adding displays etc to policy. feel free to reach out to me. kpekoll@ala.org
Donna Kearley
45:51
Fortunately our school board sends it to the Superintendent who sends it down to the appropriate administrator. In that way they are already knowledgable to you before it comes to you.
Mary Woodard
48:15
An immediate response in thanking them for their concern, answering questions and agreeing to investigate their concerns further can go along way to resolving the concern informally.
Cheryl Larson
50:26
Good thought, Mary.
Donna Kearley
51:59
We also recommend they look at our AUP which states we cannot be held responsible for third party links.
Karyn Lewis
54:24
When someone brings a concern or challenge to you or your school, it feels so personal because selection it is such an integral part of our job.
Audrey Wilson Youngblood
55:13
Agree, Karyn. Strikes at the heart of our professional and personal values.
Lesley Nickelson
56:04
We try to keep in mind there is a difference between selection and censorship
Lucy Podmore
56:24
I feel like good communication is critical. Getting to the main reasoning behind WHY an item is questioned. Removing the personal piece is helpful, but HARD to do!
Lucy Podmore
56:52
Lesley - GREAT point to have front and center.
Amanda Butler
57:19
Agreed! Our librarians been working on verbiage and running scenarios to emotionally prepare. It gives them confidence, they take the process less personally.
Wendy Woodland
57:20
ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom https://www.ala.org/aboutala/offices/oif
Mary Woodard
57:24
After that initial panic, though, we have to remember that it’s not a reflection on us personally. Our policy even says that. We have to defend the right to read, not a particular book.
Lucy Podmore
58:14
YES AMANDA!! Preparing with specific verbiage is so helpful
Audrey Wilson Youngblood
58:32
We remind one another, "we defend readers, not books."
Nancy Jo Lambert she/ her
58:57
We provide access to information.
Nancy Jo Lambert she/ her
59:10
It's important not to get stuck on just books too.
Brooke King
59:49
I really like that idea of running scenarios and practicing.
Kristin Pekoll, ALA
59:57
and reading lists! right Nancy Jo?
Mary Woodard
01:00:17
Yes, Nancy Jo. I know some groups are challenging databases now.
Barbara Jansen
01:00:57
Really, Mary? Wow. Do you have a link for that? Thanks!
Donna Kearley
01:01:27
Challenging books, databases, websites, and subscription resources, and streaming videos.
Brooke King
01:02:05
This has happened to me!
Mary Woodard
01:02:46
Hi Barb! I don’t have a link - just heard through the grapevine ;-)
Melissa Rippy - Pasadena ISD
01:03:01
Yes, databases too. #hadthatconversationrecently
Lesley Nickelson
01:03:41
Melissa how does that work with databases? was there an issue with content or images?
Mary Woodard
01:03:47
Although I think there was media a few years back about challenges to the EBSCO databases in Colorado
Melissa Rippy - Pasadena ISD
01:04:17
Mine was on content
Brooke King
01:04:26
The databases are trying to be censored at the legislative level by a particular legislator.
Lesley Nickelson
01:04:47
I feel dumb but what are they trying to censor?
Jill Bellomy
01:05:01
Yes, several of our parents are concerned about an electronic resource our teachers use. They don't like the content and feel like the resource is pushing a certain agenda.
Nancy Jo Lambert she/ her
01:05:14
I have some links for the groups who are concerned about our databses
Nancy Jo Lambert she/ her
01:05:18
https://t.co/QMZRUmNUBs?amp=1
Melissa Rippy - Pasadena ISD
01:05:20
Jill hit it exactly
Nancy Jo Lambert she/ her
01:05:35
https://protectchildhealth.org/2021/01/28/pornography-provided-by-public-schools-school-databases-corporate-exploitation-of-children/
Nancy Jo Lambert she/ her
01:06:29
https://protectchildhealth.org/2021/01/28/pornography-provided-by-public-schools-school-databases-corporate-exploitation-of-children-slide-presentation-part-1/
Nancy Jo Lambert she/ her
01:07:44
Also, you can look at No Left Turn in Education - Texas.
Danielle Plumer
01:09:17
If you receive questions or challenges for TexShare or TexQuest e-resource, please contact the state library! For TexQuest, contact k12@tsl.texas.gov. For TexShare, contact TexShare@tsl.texas.gov.
Wendy Woodland
01:12:31
TSLAC Overview of Access and Safety Procedures - TexQuest Resources https://www.tsl.texas.gov/sites/default/files/public/tslac/ld/schoollibs/2021%20Report%20on%20TexQuest%20Content%20Controls.pdf
Kristin Pekoll, ALA
01:17:43
www.merritfund.org
Lovdy Grossman (TLA)
01:19:59
https://wke.lt/w/s/AWZtbw
Lucy Podmore
01:20:44
Thanks everyone!
Lovdy Grossman (TLA)
01:21:02
https://wke.lt/w/s/AWZtbw
Bicente Gutierrez
01:21:06
Is it possible to have a copy of this presentation?
Mrs. Swanner - Librarian - Stevenson MS
01:21:12
Thank you for the information!
Lovdy Grossman (TLA)
01:21:13
Just one more time.
Barbara Jansen
01:21:14
Thank you. Excellent session!
Charla Hollingsworth
01:21:24
Thank you all very much!
Donna Kearley
01:21:36
Thank you. Very helpful.
Lovdy Grossman (TLA)
01:21:37
And the video will be posted in 48 hours.
Bicente Gutierrez
01:21:45
thank you
Lovdy Grossman (TLA)
01:21:59
In the TLA Webinar Archives.
Lesley Girma
01:22:02
Thank you all very much!
Wendy Woodland
01:22:15
www.txla.org/webinar-archives for recording and links
Jennifer Thomas
01:22:52
Thank you
Jill Bellomy
01:23:14
Thank you all! Co author: Lisa Loranc, PLD Chair
Mary Woodard
01:23:27
Great information. Thank you all