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Censorship

Posted by Jo on Friday, January 30, 2009, In : Professional Ethics 
Censorship is a subject that frequently rears its ugly head in school libraries. I take a firm anti-censorship stance and fortunately have the backing of my SLT; but often school librarians find themselves in the difficult position of having to justify stocking a book to outraged parents or teachers. And unfortunately, this leads to a tendency in some librarians to self-censor, in the hope of avoiding such situations. It is my personal view that the ethics of our profession clearly state our ...
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To MCLIP or not to MCLIP

Posted by Jo on Tuesday, January 6, 2009, In : School Librarianship 
It's that time of year again - deciding whether or not to take out membership of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Informational Professionals) and be able to call myself a Chartered Librarian. I'd really like to and I feel it's important for our status, both in schools and within CILIP itself. But it is darned expensive just after Christmas and I've never really felt that I got anything for the money, other than a cosy glow. (My students love that my postnominals used to spell ALABAM...
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