. . . But What Can I Do About Book Bans?

Jessica Fredrickson, Emeritus CLEL Training & Advocacy Chair According to the American Library Association (ALA), 2022 is a record breaking year for the number of attempts to ban or restrict library resources in schools, universities and public libraries. In fact, it’s the highest record of attempted book bans since ALA began compiling these lists more …

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Project READY Reflections

Jessica Fredrickson/ Emeritus CLEL Training & Advocacy Subcommittee Chair After a year of group study, our last Project READY cohort met in February. We looked at our webcams, each unwilling to be the first one to log off. How could it be over? Of course, it’s not really over. One of my biggest takeaways from …

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Update: CO SB22-004

On February 10, members of the CLEL Steering Committee testified before the Colorado Senate Education Committee on SB22-004: Evidence-based Training In Science of Reading.*  CLEL asked that the committee either remove libraries from the bill or postpone it and meet with all relevant library stakeholders to write an amendment with greater consideration given to particular …

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Action Alert: SB22-004

Last month CLEL reached out to our members through email and an open meeting about a bill moving through Colorado’s Senate Education Committee that will affect public libraries tremendously; S.B. 22-004: – Evidence-based Training in Science of Reading. This Thursday, February 10, the Colorado Legislative Education Committee is meeting to discuss SB22-004. We need you …

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