The Professional Portfolio of Kay Oddone on October 18, 2021

School libraries can represent a safe space for students, offering an informal learning environment that is not ‘owned’ by any particular group within the school (Merga, 2020). Libraries promote the free flow of balanced and unbiased information through their collections, and the code of ethics that guides the work of the library emphasises the importance and value of respect for confidentiality (Garcia-Febo et al., 2012). In other words, libraries and the people who work in them provide access to information without judgement, and create a space where learning of even the most provocative or controversial issues can happen safely.

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