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  1. Online challenge reporting form

    Please enter as much information as you are able to share about this challenge. Only two fields are required to submit this form: the title of the work and the state where the challenge occurred. All information submitted via this form is kept confidentia ...

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  2. Online Challenge Reporting Form DRAFT

    All personal and institutional information submitted via this form is kept confidential. For material challenges, book titles and reasons may be disclosed upon inquiry.  Hover over the blue information icon for additional guidance.    1. What are you repo ...

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  3. Subscribe to ALA TechSource Publications

    ALA TechSource publishes Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter. Library Technology Reports, published 8 times annually, offer focused coverage on products, tools, and projects. Smart Libraries Newsletter, a monthly, offers library auto ...

    SBIRES - 09/22/2016 - 13:18 - Professional Tools

  4. Sample Request for Reconsideration of Library Resources

    [This is where you identify who in your own structure, has authorized use of this form—Director, Board of Trustees, Board of Education, etc.—and to whom to return the form.] Example: The school board of Mainstream County, U.S.A., has delegated the respons ...

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  5. Strategies and Tips for Dealing with Challenges to Library Materials

    Introduction Communicating effectively Public libraries School libraries Support groups ALA resources Contributors     Introduction Libraries are often challenged by individuals and groups concerned about the availability of a wide variety of library mate ...

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  6. Apache Solr Testing Page

    Please do not remove this page as it is intended to provide access to Apache Solr for testing. For the time being, testing is restricted to ITTS, but we will provide access to others when we have completed preliminary testing. Meanwhile, be assured that t ...

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  7. Essential Preparation

    As with any public service, libraries receive complaints and expressions of concern. One of the librarian's responsibilities is to handle these complaints in a respectful and fair manner. The complaints that librarians often worry about most are thos ...

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  8. Workbook for Selection Policy Writing

    Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association Why Do I Need a Policy? Every school system should have a comprehensive policy on the selection of instructional materials. It should relate to and include all materials; for example, textbooks ...

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  9. The Censor: Motives and Tactics

      From the Intellectual Freedom Manual (6th, Office for Intellectual Freedom, ALA, Chicago, IL, 2002, pp. 366–369.) The term censor often evokes the mental picture of an irrational, belligerent individual. Such a picture, however, is misleading. In most c ...

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  10. Challenges to Library Materials

    “Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.” —Article 3, Library Bill of Rights A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a perso ...

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