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Basic Skills: Intellectual Freedom and the Core Values of Librarianship 2020 - Online 


This is a rescheduled class from May. More sessions will be added for 2021, if you aren't able to take this class at this time.

Please note: This class is scheduled for three weeks to allow some extra time for the holiday.

After taking this course, participants will:
  • understand why the freedom to read and use materials is important.
  • understand what censorship is, and how it differs from selection.
  • know how to handle a challenge to materials.
  • understand why privacy is an essential component of the freedom to read.

Class starts on December 14, 2020, and all assignments must be completed by January 4, 2020.

This is an online class. Class participants read or view materials, discuss issues in a forum, and complete projects and assignments. The instructor offers feedback and explanations of material. The class is asynchronous -- class participants do not need to be online at any particular time; however, there are due dates for assignments, which must be met.

A few days before the class starts, class participants will be sent information about accessing the class.

This is one of the required modules to fulfill the Basic Skills requirements for Nebraska Librarian Certification. For a complete list of Basic Skills modules, see Basic Skills for Nebraska Librarians Courses.

Basic Skills courses are open only to Nebraska residents or those who are employed by a Nebraska library. The Basic Skills courses are sponsored by the Nebraska Library Commission and Nebraska’s Regional Library Systems.

Class participants who are enrolled in the Nebraska Public Librarian Certification program, and who successfully complete the course will earn 2 CE credit hours  

Class Format
Date Time
12/14/2020 -   (Central Time)
No Charge
Holli Duggan
CE Hours
2  (this is a Basic Skills class)
Capacity Available Seats
45 4
Registration Starts Registration Ends
11/16/2020 12/7/2020
For Further Information Sponsors
Holli Duggan
402-471-2694 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission;Nebraska Regional Library Systems
Registration Closed