<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif">Thanks for bringing up the fact that some schools don't have professional librarians Kathy. I'm in the UP and we have many public/school libraries that are under the authority of the school superintendent and not the librarian, most of which do not have a library degree. I haven't looked yet but I hope the ALA and MLA come out with a statement of support and also additional guidance for librarians that face this specific anti-first amendment/Freedom to Read movement. Oh my goodness about giving out student/patron information on who was reading a specific book, they must not have even been trained properly. We recently changed our LMS to Ex Libris/Alma and I am beyond perplexed as to why the system keeps historical records of what someone checked out, except that they are a worldwide company that is 'one size fits all'. <br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif">This current wave of anti-intellectualism and aggression against school libraries certainly strengthens the case for the necessity of professional librarians in all schools and public/school libraries. <br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif">We are in this together!</div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif">Take care, Rebecca<br></div></div><br><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr" class="gmail_attr">On Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 3:28 PM Lester, Kathy via Michlib-l <<a href="mailto:michlib-l@mcls.org">michlib-l@mcls.org</a>> wrote:<br></div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex"><div dir="ltr">Yes.  I also have had school librarians reach out to me as well.<div>Unfortunately, there have been cases where the parents are requesting for the school librarian to be arrested.</div><div>This is not happening in all school districts in Michigan -- but it has been stressful in cases where it has been happening.</div><div><br></div><div>I also can't help but wonder -- what is happening in the districts <i>without</i> certified school librarians?</div><div>As Klaudia has mentioned -- there is the possibility that books are just being pulled off the shelves without following a policy (or even knowing if there is a policy?)</div><div>In one case, there was a paraprofessional who gave information to the parent groups about which students had checked out the books in question.</div><div>{<i>This was wrong for so many reasons.</i>}</div><div>As always, I am most concerned about our students  -- our students deserve the freedom to read diverse books that have been selected by a certified school librarian for their age range and school community.  They also deserve to have equitable access to certified school librarians who will support them.</div><div><br></div><div>Here is the latest biweekly OIF Newsletter --</div><div><a href="https://membership.informz.net/informzdataservice/onlineversion/ind/bWFpbGluZ2luc3RhbmNlaWQ9MTAzMjY3OTImc3Vic2NyaWJlcmlkPTExMjAwMDY5NDg=" target="_blank">https://membership.informz.net/informzdataservice/onlineversion/ind/bWFpbGluZ2luc3RhbmNlaWQ9MTAzMjY3OTImc3Vic2NyaWJlcmlkPTExMjAwMDY5NDg=</a><br></div><div>Look at how lengthy this Censorship item is (and this is just the last 2 weeks).</div><div>BTW.  There is a link to subscribe to the newsletter is at the bottom of the newsletter.</div><div><br></div><div>--Kathy</div><div><br clear="all"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr">Kathy Lester, MLIS, MA<br><span style="font-size:12.8px"><i>Advocacy Co-Chair, Past-President 2014, </i></span></div><div dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12.8px">Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME)</span></div><div><span style="font-size:12.8px"><i>President-Elect, 2021-2022</i></span></div><div>American Association of School Librarians (AASL)</div><div><i>Councilor At Large</i></div><div>American Library Association (ALA)</div><div><i style="font-size:12.8px"><b>School Library Media Specialist / Technology Coach, </b></i></div><div><b>East Middle School, Plymouth-Canton Schools</b></div><div><i style="font-size:12.8px">SL21 Model Library, 2017-2018</i></div><div dir="ltr"><i style="font-size:12.8px">SL21 Exemplary Ranking - Michigan School Libraries for the 21st Century 2019-2022</i><div><i>ISTE Making IT Happen Award Winner</i></div><div><i>2017 MAME Michigan School Library Program of the Year</i></div><div><i style="font-size:12.8px">2012 </i><i style="font-size:12.8px">State Librarian's Excellence Award Winner</i><br></div><div><span> <a href="mailto:kathyL@mimame.org" targe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uGZstcaTDllvimEN8b7jXrwqOf-v5A_CdpgnVfiiMM&r=LHMBuN8L2Y6IxcHD6lrbABorptvUX4FXRP-_DHNXNO0&m=yFTCYNCgbXHGqVf__Y_hlVzNPNCE9w6j6CAITuKAlEw&s=InPCYmCMG2DZQZicNClO-UcH_mMyQorTdtz7l7k9VnM&e=" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/87920-librarians-educators-warn-of-organized-book-banning-efforts.html</a><br></div><br><div>Jim</div><br><div>Jim Flury<br>Technical Services Manager<br>The Library Network<br>41365 Vincenti Court<br>Novi, MI 48375<br>248-536-3100, ext 133<br>Fax 248-536-3098<br><a href="mailto:jflury@tln.lib.mi.us" target="_blank">jflury@tln.lib.mi.us</a></div></div></div></div><div><br></div></div></div>_______________________________________________<br>
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