NPR: “The Battle Over Book Bans Takes a Toll on Librarians and Comes at a Financial Cost”
As the battle over book bans in schools and libraries continues to play out in various states across the U.S., the toll it’s taking on librarians is coming at a great cost — personally and financially.
Many librarians are speaking up about fearing for their jobs and safety.
Yet some conservative activists see the current fight playing out as necessary to protect children.
NPR’s Tovia Smith traveled to Louisiana where tensions have been flaring up — pitting librarians against book ban advocates in the local community.
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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.