A new community-engagement partnership between the Anti-Defamation League and American Association for School Librarians will provide school librarians with access to ADL resources and programs.

That includes “informational webinars and professional development on how to educate about bias, antisemitism and the Holocaust to student-centered activities like mini-lessons, peer training or our featured No Place for Hate program,” Dennis Nelson, the ADL’s national education partnerships manager, told JNS.

No books will change hands between the ADL and the association, which is a division of the American Library Association. But the ADL will recommend literature “by way of our Books Matter series and highlight some dynamic children’s authors through our Read Aloud series,” said Nelson.

“It is our hope that school librarians can become a leading voice for positive school climates by introducing students, educators and administration to our resources,” he added. “As mentioned, the AASL network is not mandated to utilize ADL resources, but we believe our values are aligned in ensuring that all students have access to a quality and equitable educational experience.”


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