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Tennessee Libraries 61:1
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Volume 61 Number 1


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From the Editor

There have been several changes among our regular columnists. This issue marks our first to include columns by Sarah Culp Searles and Karyn Storts-Brinks.

I would like to thank Alison DePollo for the time she spent reflecting on her life as an information management student. Alison has provided insight into her role as a new librarian, graduating and seeking her place in our profession.  Her experiences as a library student have been both enlightening and familiar to those of us who have been in the profession and to today’s students who have followed her column. As we will no longer have a student column we decided to include a special section in this issue of articles by information science students,"Contributions by Graduate Students".

As Wendy Cornelisen  has moved into her new duties at the Tennessee State Library and Archives and prepares to be  TLA President, she has decided to give up her column on intellectual freedom.  We would like to express our appreciation to Wendy for making us think about the librarian’s role as guardian of intellectual freedom in our communities.

We welcome two new columnists, Sarah Culp Searles and Karyn Storts-Brinks.  Sarah Culp Searles is the librarian at West High School in Knoxville.  Sarah will discuss the burning  issues in the field of  school librarianship. Sarah's library recently won an award from the American Association of School Librarians (see the Tidbits section).  Karyn Storts -Brinks will take over the intellectual freedom column. Karyn is the librarian at Fulton High School in Knoxville and recently won the AASL Intellectual Freedom Award. I think we can count on Karyn to inform and challenge us.

David Ratledge and Ann Clapp have provided readers of their columns with much to discuss and ponder about technology and staff development. I am happy to report that they will continue as columnist during the coming year.

-- Leslie Adebonojo

In this Issue

Featured Article

Eighty-four Percent Women and Academics: Demographics from a 2010 Study of Tennessee Libraries Book Reviews
by Rebecca Tolley-Stokes

 Contributions by Graduate Students

Selection Policy in a School Library Media Center
by Michelle Andis

Creative Commons in Higher Education: Its Role in Providing and Maintaining Educational Resources
by Nicole H. Carney

Banned and Challenged Books: Fantasy and the Occult
by Alison DePollo


by Ann Clapp
by David Ratledge
by Sarah Culp Searles
by Karyn Storts-Brinks
Guest Commentary:
by Rebecca Tolley-Stokes
Regular Features:
by Scott Cohen
 Edited by Rebecca Tolley-Stokes


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