20:34 "Once the match is made the volunteer reaches out by email. Uh, volunteers never use their professional email, and they work hard to have their conversations with, um, people who are looking for help on personal devices and WiFi. We don't want anybody who's involved in this caught by a FOIA request. And, and we know that's happening. So we, we try to be very careful. Um, and, and those two people make their own arrangements. Once I've connected them I am not a part of the conversation, unless somebody comes back to me and they need more something. Um, we never give legal advice. We are not lawyers. Um, we might point people in the direction of resources that may suggest how they get legal advice, um, we certainly use all of the ALA resources, and, um, some of those, I mean there's case law that you can look at, specific cases that may relate to what you're talking about, and that can be helpful when you're talking to people, but we don't say this is how you solve this problem, because we don't know, if it's going to court, we don't know all kinds of things, and it's not our job to do any of that. Um, we have put together an internal wealth of resources to answer questions. The volunteers share whichever ones they think are most useful. Um, we did go back once and build a tip sheet to support a specific question because that question seemed to come three or four times...." 22:00
Let's celebrate Banned Books Week! Our featured guest for this podcast is Dorcas Hand, school library advocate and coordinator of the Intellectual Freedom Helpline for the Texas Library Association. Cate Sweeney, vice-chair of TLA's PR and Marketing Committee, hosts this episode. In Part I, we'll hear from Dorcas about three different book challenges she faced as a school librarian; as well as what the Helpline does and how it can help you.
As the year comes to a close, please remember to report a book challenge, book ban, book removal, etc. to @OIF here! If you don't have all the information, just fill out what you know.— FReadom (@FReadomFighters) November 29, 2022
It is so important we document this moment in censorship. https://t.co/gcYCMGo8Va
TEXAS LIBRARY ASSOCIATION @TXLA LOCKED DAYS AFTER I REPORT IT TRAINS #LIBRARIANS TO BREAK #FOIA #OPENGOV LAWS TO BETTER GROOM SCHOOL CHILDREN! #txlege @TXAG #FReadom#parenting #moms #dads #edchat#LibLearnX23 #ALAAC23 #UniteAgainstBookBanshttps://t.co/I7epQXZWVR pic.twitter.com/i00BYhEb8H— Dan Kleinman of SafeLibraries® 🟧 (@SexHarassed) December 15, 2022