Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Preparing for Challenges

To be a reponsible LMS one must be prepared. I have mentioned briefly what to do if the materials in ones library are challenged and I also spoke about the office of intellectual freedom which can be found on the ALA site. While researching this topic I found another good site about preparing for challenges.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Interesting Site

Here is an interesting site I found about popular banned/challenged books. They describe what the book is about and what groups are responsible and what their issues are.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

One of my Favorites

I love Dav Pilkey the author of the Captain Underpants Series! I have a son who is quite bright but yet I had to force him to sit down and read for his daily reading log requirement. I picked up some Captain Underpants Books and now my son will take the book on his own time and go up to his room to read. Mr. Pilkey has been banned and challenged due to what others feel is improper behavior and fears that chidlren will act out! Again when dealing with cencsorship, someone or a group is trying to do what they think is best and taking away others rights to view certain materials. This series has been such a success with young boys that have a hard time getting into reading, it is sad when others try to take away these books. Here is an interview with Mr. Pilkey.