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Barbara Fiehn Ed.D.




The School Librarian as Ethics Role Model for the 21st-Century Learner

Intellectual freedom, intellectual property, and more…. the school librarian is often considered an expert in the school. This session will explore how a school librarian might serve as a role model, given such ethical issues. Topics to be addressed include: copyright, censorship, privacy, and access to information in a variety of formats.

ISLMA 2012 Conference, St. Charles, IL, October 18-21, 2012

AASL 15th National Conference, Minneapolis, MN,  October 27-30, 2011


    Power Point

    Conference Poster      (publisher file)


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Butler, R. P. 2011. Copyright for Teachers and Librarians in the 21st Century. New York:  Neal-Schuman.

Butler, R. P. 2009. Smart Copyright Compliance. New York:  Neal-Schuman.

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