Why do we want a film? This year marks the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week, the national book communitys annual celebration of the freedom to read. To commemorate this milestone anniversary, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom is coordinating a "50 State Salute to Banned Books Week" and will feature of videos from each state proclaiming the importance of the freedom to read. Mostly, we want our community to be aware of the issue and to celebrate the freedom to read.
Required elements• Images of books that have been banned in other places that are also in the SAS library or curriculum• Students and/or faculty reading or talking about specific titles• But, more than just a compilation of people reading from banned books, include reasons why the freedom to read is important to a democratic society• Graphic(s) from this year’s promotion (see next slide)• Length must be less than 5 minutes• If music is used, use royalty-free music, such as files available from Soundzabound• Insert the following phrases in film in text: – American Library Association – Banned Books Week, 2012 – Celebrate the freedom to read – St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Austin, TX – Upper School Library