Fighting the Filter: Tips for Delivering a Knockout Punch to Information Censorship

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Presented December 9, 2009 via Skype to the Central Jersey Regional Library Cooperative; please visit my resource page for this presentation at http://theunquietlibrary.libguides.com/fight-the-filter.

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Fighting the Filter: Tips for Delivering a Knockout Punch to Information Censorship

  1. fighting the filter<br />tips for delivering a knockout punch to information censorship<br />presented by buffy j. hamilton | central jersey regional library cooperative | december 2009<br />
  2. filtering policies lock away quality content<br />
  3. Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackbullfc/3442162799/sizes/l/<br />
  4. the challenge:<br />how to move <br /> that mountain<br />
  5. the roadblocks<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/puppiesofpurgatory/3067934263/sizes/l/<br />
  6. fear<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/sziszo/2592916753/sizes/o/<br />
  7. lost in the <br />fog<br /> and in the <br />dark<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/alfhild/403221490/sizes/o/<br />
  8. misguided<br />
  9. go beyond the walls and barriers<br />cc licensed flickr photo by Giuseppe Bognanni: http://flickr.com/photos/79286287@N00/215951891/<br />
  10. open doors and <br />unlockresources by <br /> fighting the filter<br />
  11. 1<br />find out who makes filtering decisions and establish a conversation with the decision maker(s)<br />
  12. 2<br />campaign for filtering policies and procedures for appeals to be put in writing and volunteer to be a member of the filter policy committee <br />
  13. 3<br />make the argument for access to a specific resource or tool by collecting examples of effective instructional practice<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/mymollypop/2646559132/sizes/l/<br />
  14. 4<br />develop and present a concrete plan for use of the resource and how you will implement its use<br />
  15. 5<br />develop a plan for addressing the potential challenges while championing the possibilities <br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/asimpledarksquid/57375216/sizes/o/ /<br />
  16. 6<br />be an advocate for intellectual freedom and equitable access to information<br />
  17. 7<br />enlighten stakeholders about the importance of social media through transparency<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/467858863/sizes/l/<br />
  18. 8<br />make the case for digital citizenship<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/suburbanbloke/723665503/sizes/o/<br />
  19. 9<br />remind decision makers that students need guided instruction and opportunities to learn how to use social media thoughtfully and wisely<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/imbat/3869056371/sizes/l/<br />
  20. 10<br />let the students speak and voice their information access wishes<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/larimdame/2575986601/sizes/l/<br />
  21. 11<br />collect qualitative and quantitative data to support your stance<br />
  22. 12<br />tie your requests to performance standards<br />
  23. 13<br />if our goal is for students to be information fluent learners, we must have access to the tools so that students can ultimately act as their own filter<br />cc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/fornal/424716302/<br />
  24. if your requests get knocked down, keep trying and be persistent<br />Image used under a cc license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/skeels/141145758/sizes/l/<br />
  25. fight the machine<br />Cc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/amagill/3268315787/sizes/l/<br />
  26. presentation resources<br />http://theunquietlibrary.libguides.com/fight-the-filter<br />http://delicious.com/theunquietlibrary/fight-the-filter<br />
  27. works cited<br />Boss, Suzie. “Playing It Too Safe Online Will Make You Sorry.” Edutopia. The George Lucas Educational Foundation, 5 Nov. 2008. Web. 9 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.edutopia.org/‌playing-it-too-safe-online-will-make-you-sorry&gt;.<br />Cofino, Kim. “Online Safety and Responsibility.” Always Learning. N.p., 3 May 2009. Web. 9 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://mscofino.edublogs.org/‌2009/‌05/‌03/‌online-safety-and-responsibility/&gt;.<br />Johnson, Doug. “Venting’s Just One Piece.” Blue Skunk Blog. N.p., 20 Sept. 2008. Web. 9 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/‌blue-skunk-blog/‌2008/‌9/‌20/‌ventings-just-one-piece.html&gt;.<br />Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy. “Filtering Fixes.” Education Week. N.p., 31 Aug. 2009. Web. 9 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.edweek.org/‌ew/‌articles/‌2009/‌09/‌02/‌02filter_ep.h29.html?tkn=QN[FwPR%2BcQ5C163IrJXxrec3ENEZu1KEL9H9&gt;.<br />McIntosh, Ewan. “Fresh Research Showing the Damage of Filtering ‘Real World’ Technology.” Ewan McIntosh’s edu.blogs.com. N.p., 12 Mar. 2009. Web. 9 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://edu.blogs.com/‌edublogs/‌2009/‌03/‌fresh-research-showing-the-damage-of-filtering-real-world-technology.html&gt;.<br />
  28. contact information<br />buffy.hamilton@gmail.com<br />http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com<br />http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com<br />

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