A national library network that encourages librarians to push scandalous books to children without parental knowledge has scores of Alaska librarians within its ranks.

Library 2.0 is a massive organization that includes thousands of librarians from across the nation and around the world. It offers free, large-scale, online training events, workshops and conferences.

Over the past couple of years, the network has focused intently on helping librarians deal with controversial book challenges and concerned parents by advising librarians on how to get objectionable material into the hands of children despite parental and community protests.

A number of its upcoming webinars focus on “challenging patrons,” “tense situations,” “diversity, equity and inclusion,” “awkward conversations,” and dealing with difficult patrons.

Last month, as reported by, Library 2.0 held a “Banned Books and Censorship” conference with instructor Valerie Byrd Fort, who offered librarians advice on handling parental objections to LGTBQ content. Her tips included instructing librarians to keep “identity” labels — “LGTBQIA+” or “Gays Fiction” — off of books so parents won’t discover what they contain.

“Don’t label the books with identity-based subject headings like ‘LGBTQIA+’ or ‘Gays Fiction,’” Fort said during her talk. “Aside from being bad practice, it makes it too easy for parents or community members to find those kinds of books … Don’t make it hard for those necessarily easy for those groups to find, but make it easy for those who want the books. The examples here are to create ways for students to find these books by offering a physical list they can look at while they are in the library.”

She advised librarians to create reading lists that could be accessed digitally for students using a username. That would make it more difficult, she reasoned, for the wider community to discover and challenge controversial books.

Fort suggested offering “privacy covers” on books to help children conceal their subject matter.

A quick search of the Library 2.0 website revealed scores of Alaska-based librarians, library aids and teachers – both past and present – who are members of the organization. This includes major urban centers in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Mat-Su, the Kenai Peninsula and Juneau, as well as more rural locations like Ketchikan, Sitka and other communities.

The issue of inappropriate books being disseminated in school libraries has stirred intense debate and public outcry across Alaska and the nation, as librarians continue to push highly sexualized and pornographic material to children.


— To find out whether your local librarians are part of the Library 2.0 network, click this link and type in the name of your community in the search bar at the upper righthand corner of the website.

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Radical librarians’ network includes scores of Alaskans

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • jon says:

    Children’s books should not be banned.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      They are not banned, they are just being removed from the children’s sections and out of easy access to the children. You are certainly doing a good job holding up the lefty narrative by repeating the same lie over and over.

      • Anthony Barrios says:

        Are they being stored in the porn section of the library? If so, they could have a separate section for gay felatio and masturbation well-drawn examples of all these. So, are you lying or do you just not know what you are talking about?

  • Diana H. Graf says:

    This reading material is pornographic which serves to lower the reader’s resistance to
    being approached in a sexually explicit way for the titillation of the shill and
    the downfall of the younger convert. Those that think it is just fine are the shills
    who seek to create a society in which it is much easier to seduce and have
    carnal relationships with the young and innocent. They are the ones pushing
    the agenda for those who are paying them to do so. They do not care if it’s right or
    wrong. They must maintain their position and paycheck at all costs. On the other hand, there are many
    people who refuse to do this which is what makes the opposite look so insidiously ugly. If
    we didn’t have both, however, I don’t think it would be any different than Sodom and Gomorrah
    right now and the judgment would be the same though it may look very different.