Intellectual Freedom Manual

Intellectual Freedom Manual

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This manual has long been useful for library administrators, practicing librarians, library school faculty and students, and anyone interested in access to information. The new edition is a required purchase for any library coping with the evolution of intellectual freedom principles and practices required by the advent of electronic access. There are new or updated guidelines regarding public library Internet use, user behavior, concerns about library resources, and filtering software. Included are the revised Freedom to Read Statement, the ALA Code of Ethics, and a selected bibliography. Background information includes an overview of intellectual freedom and examples of how the Library Bill of Rights has been interpreted. Ways to prepare for and deal with censorship and strategies for protecting intellectual freedom are offered. This practical manual clearly shows the rationale and history of the American Library Association's stance on our First Amendment rights, so that even those who do not agree completely with ALA's position can comprehend it. --From publisher description.
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, c2010
Edition: 8th ed
ISBN: 9780838935903
0838935907
Branch Call Number: 025.213 INTELLECTUAL
Characteristics: v, 439 p. ; 23 cm

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"Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man."
Bertrand Russell 1872-1970
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search “banned”, some of the results:
Frequently Challenged Books
“The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) receives reports from libraries, schools, and the media on attempts to ban books in communities across the country. We compile lists of challenged books in order to inform the public about censorship efforts that affect libraries and schools.”
http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks
“100 most frequently challenged books by decade”
http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top100
“About Banned & Challenged Books”
http://www.ala.org/bbooks/about

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