EveryLibrary: “Utah AG Publishes Clear Guidance Protecting School Libraries”
From the EveryLibrary Website:
In Utah, the Attorney General’s Office, as required by the new law, “H.B. 374 Sensitive Materials in Schools” issued an official memorandum as guidance to local education agencies (LEAs) to help school boards and superintendents understand the laws surrounding school libraries.
The memo is written in a Q&A format with extensive legal citations to First Amendment case law, as well as state and federal laws that define “obscenity” and “harmful to minors.” It is a remarkable and valuable document in how clearly it lays out the broad First Amendment protections enjoyed by school library materials, and rights that students have to voluntary inquiry in a school setting.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.