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.