About the Book Challenge Toolkit
CSLA's Intellectual Freedom Committee and the California State Library (CLA) collaborted on this 5-step toolkit to guide teacher librarians, library staff, and administrators in creating clear, equitable, and transparent policies and procedures for selecting materials for school libraries and for addressing questions or challenges to those materials. This effort is in alignment with the principles of librarianship creating equity and protecting intellectual freedom.
Special thanks to our team:
Jenn Roush, Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District
Sasha Kinney, District Librarian, Folsom Cordova Unified School District
Fran Prather, Teacher Librarian, Oceanside Unified School District
Kathryn Levenson, Teacher Librarian, Piedmont High School Library
Lisa Cheby, Education Librarian, California State University Northridge
Jeff Barbosa, California State Library Communications Officer
Jim Knight, California State Library Graphic Designer
Greg Lucas, California State Librarian
For more about how CA Legislators and the Governor are fighting book challenges, read the Governor's Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and School Prinicpals and see our Current Legislation page.
New Resource from ALA & NYP
CSLA Wants to Hear about your Book Challenges & Censorship Experiences
Do you have any firsthand experiences with...
Please share your examples and stories using the form below. While we do have personnel that can provide on the ground support, your stories will help us advocate for safer library spaces for all and equal access to diverse information for all California students. If you want to be inovled, we encoruage you to join CSLA and our Intellectual Freedom Committee.