The ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Intellectual Freedom Committee has published a free Intellectual Freedom Programming toolkit.
The ALSC Intellectual Freedom committee writes: "Inside the toolkit, you will find practical, easy-to-implement tips for incorporating intellectual freedom and Information literacy into library cornerstone programs and services. Sample programs include storytimes, book clubs, outreach, and STEAM activities. They include both virtual and in-person activities, so you can serve your community flexibly, regardless of your current service model. An annotated list of additional resources rounds out the toolkit, making it easy for busy practitioners to find more tips and support.
We’re living in a climate of misinformation and heightened mistrust in news media and other information sources. Raising awareness of information literacy and intellectual freedom issues with our families has never been more important. Developing these crucial skills helps keep kids informed, safe, and prepared to support their communities."
Library directors and board members are invited to attend both of these online workshops presented by Clairellyn Sommersmith, Assistant Director of Winnefox Library System. Please share the information with your trustees.
Present at the WLA Support Staff and Circulation Services (SSCS) Conference!
Submissions Due April 30, 2021
Planning for the 2021 WLA Support Staff and Circulation Services (SSCS) Virtual One-Day Professional Development Conference is in full swing!
The conference will be held Thursday, May 27, 2021. This one-day conference will be held virtually, and the theme will be “Supporting and Serving Through Challenges” and will assist attendees with thriving in challenged times while still successfully serving their communities.