Subject: Gale Responds to Content Challenges in Virginia Thread-Topic: Gale Responds to Content Challenges in Virginia Thread-Index: AdRGr3Y4SqNaw0xMQ+CA34K2IrZtcg== Content-Language: en-US X-MS-Has-Attach: X-MS-TNEF-Correlator: X-MS-Exchange-Organization-RecordReviewCfmType: 0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_7568737070697074786865746872696975707170797780807676757_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_7568737070697074786865746872696975707170797780807676757_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable How to address parent and administrator inquiries Dear Library Partner, We understand some of you are receiving inquiries from parents and administ= rators seeking information about how Gale, together with its partner librar= ies and educators, ensures students have access to age-appropriate material= s through their state and local libraries. These inquiries are likely the r= esult of an issue raised by a Smithfield High School parent who recently vo= iced concerns regarding content in a Gale database which was accessed throu= gh the Library of Virginia. To help you address any questions or concerns you may receive about this in= cident, we have created an FAQ document. The FAQ provides an overview of the content that was challenged, ho= w Gale responded, our approach to ensuring age-appropriate content within l= ibrary resources and suggestions for your library as you consider which res= ources are best-suited for the K-12 students in your community. Gale has a long history of providing students, educators and libraries with= authoritative digital content. We take our role as a publisher and aggrega= tor very seriously and are proud to help libraries deliver essential inform= ation to diverse communities of learners through resources designed to serv= e researchers of all ages, for all purposes. Libraries are epicenters of information access and literacy, and we respect= your rights in selecting the materials you feel best meet the needs of you= r communities. Gale offers flexible curation options down to the title-leve= l, as well as administrative tools to help you tailor your collections and = content to specific audiences as you see fit. We also embrace the core values of the American Library Association (ALA) a= nd its members in relation to providing equitable access to information for= all. Additionally, Gale is committed to helping librarians balance their m= ission of fostering the freedom of information with the collection developm= ent policies of their communities and schools. Recognizing that questions regarding what content is or is not age-appropri= ate impacts all libraries and publishers from time-to-time, we've also comp= iled a list of vetted industry resources to help you engage with individuals who are concerned with informat= ion access, filtering of internet resources for minors or censorship of lib= rary resources. These materials were prepared by organizations like the ALA= 's Office for Intellectual Freedom and are promoted by the Intellectual Fre= edom Committee of the Virginia Library Association. We hope you find these resources useful and if you have any other questions= or comments, please do not hesitate to contact your team at Gale directly<= http://learn.cengage.com/gale-va?utm_source=3Dsalesrep&utm_medium=3Demail&u= tm_campaign=3Dcontent-challenge-virginia>. Regards, Paul Gazzolo Senior Vice President, General Manager Gale, a Cengage company 27500 Drake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48331-3535 1-800-877-4253 Privacy Policy --_000_7568737070697074786865746872696975707170797780807676757_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

 

 

 

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Dear Library Partner,

We understand some of you are receiving inquiries from parents and administra= tors seeking information about how Gale, together with its partner librarie= s and educators, ensures students have access to age-appropriate materials = through their state and local libraries. These inquiries are likely the result of an issue raised by a Smithfield H= igh School parent who recently voiced concerns regarding content in a Gale = database which was accessed through the Library of Virginia.

To help you address any questions or concerns you may receive about this inci= dent, we have created an FAQ document. The FAQ provides an overview of the content that was c= hallenged, how Gale responded, our approach to ensuring age-appropriate con= tent within library resources and suggestions for your library as you consi= der which resources are best-suited for the K-12 students in your community.

Gale has a long history of providing students, educators and libraries with aut= horitative digital content. We take our role as a publisher and aggregator = very seriously and are proud to help libraries deliver essential informatio= n to diverse communities of learners through resources designed to serve researchers of all ages, for all purpo= ses.

Libraries are epicenters of information access and literacy, and we respect your rig= hts in selecting the materials you feel best meet the needs of your communi= ties. Gale offers flexible curation options down to the title-level, as wel= l as administrative tools to help you tailor your collections and content to specific audiences as you see f= it.

We also embrace the core values of the American Library Association (ALA) and= its members in relation to providing equitable access to information for a= ll. Additionally, Gale is committed to helping librarians balance their mis= sion of fostering the freedom of information with the collection development policies of their communities = and schools.

Recognizing that questions regarding what content is or is not age-appropriate impacts= all libraries and publishers from time-to-time, we’ve also compiled a list of vetted industry resources to help you engage with individuals= who are concerned with information access, filtering of internet resources= for minors or censorship of library resources. These materials were prepar= ed by organizations like the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and are promoted by the Intellectual Freed= om Committee of the Virginia Library Association.

We hope you find these resources useful and if you have any other questions o= r comments, please do not hesitate to contact your team at Gale directly.

Regards,

Paul Gazzolo
Senior Vice President, General Manager
Gale, a Cengage company

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