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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Yes or No : Should School Libraries allow Third Gender Orientation Related Books

Some parents said their children came home questioning their gender after school.

Parents angry after book about transgender girl read to kindergarten class


Hundreds of parents packed the a school board meeting for the Rocklin Academy Family of Schools Monday for a passionate debate about gender identity and its place in the classroom.

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Should School libraries include books about transgender???

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The Librarian's Reaction : .

Disclaimer: My views and opinion should never be taken seriously.

As a Librarian, It's our duty and utmost responsibility to evaluate the collections we display in our Library... As a Librarian we make big impact and reflection for the School's Image. 

The Library offers accessible medium of information for students and faculty  . The fact that most of the collections are recommended by Librarians, it's important that we suggest and promote collections that are highly integrated with the School's curriculum, objective, mission, vision and the like.   

We should also understand that the School primary stakeholders include the Parents. The tuition fees they paid , the trust they give and unending voluntary support for the School.

Going back,"Is it okay to put books with highly controversial and debatable topic?"

My answer is No!!!
If the following criteria will be affected in the book selection:

1) Religion, beliefs and moral understanding of the School
2) A Parents Committee suggested to...
3) Library Manual for Acquisition Policy is at risk
4) The School Admins or Management disagrees to...


My answer is Yes!!!
If the following criteria will be affected in the book selection:

1) In accordance to School's curriculum, objective, mission and vision.   
2) Treated as Special Collections with Supervision 
3) It promotes moral and Humanistic Approach






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