inside the man

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Librarians to the Rescue

The American Library Association plans to distribute more balanced material to American schools through school libraries with the goal of balancing the one sided material being distributed by the BSA, MPAA, and RIAA. I was pleased to hear this announcement and am hopeful that other national library organizations will follow suit in their own jurisdictions - students should not be exposed to a single perspective on this or any issue. To quote Tony Samek, of the University of Alberta's School of Library and Information Studies, "The largest current threat to intellectual freedom in Alberta is the dwindling numbers of Teacher-Librarians employed in the province."

No comments:

About Me

My photo
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Returned to working as a Management Consultant, specializing in risk, security, and regulatory compliance, with Fujitsu Canada after running the IT shop in the largest library in the South Pacific.

CC Developing Nations
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Developing Nations license.

Site Meter