Book Challenges can be scary, overwhelming and personal. Suzi and Tiah will walk you through how to leverage your materials selection policy, procedures, and reconsideration process to reduce the fear of a book challenge. Practice with your colleagues across the state to respond to book complaints with confidence.
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Suzi Tonini is the School Library Consultant for the Colorado State Library and supports school library programs across the state of Colorado. Suzi received her M.Ed. in K-12 English as a Second Language, Early Childhood Education and Special Education from George Mason University and a M.A. in Information and Learning Technologies from the University of Colorado at Denver. She is a librarian with 22 years of experience serving ECE-12 students in Virginia and Colorado. Suzi is passionate about ensuring library collections reflect the unique identities and lived experiences of every student and supporting equitable access to high quality library programs.
Tiah Frankish - Library Services Coordinator
I believe that the role of libraries is in constant flux and that learning never ends. I have the pleasure of providing training and working alongside experts in the field of Library Science and Digital Literacy. As the library service coordinator, I work with professionals that are dedicated to providing the Adams 12 learning community the digital literacy skills they will need to be successful in the real world. It is essential that our community can interact with and evaluate the plethora of information available at their fingertips. I work hard to collaboratively choose materials that excite and engage learners while promoting lifelong literacy skills. This requires working with district and school staff to provide professional development that deepens their understanding in order to prepare our students for the rest of their lives. As new technologies are developed, so are the skill sets that our Digital Literacy Partners are acquiring.