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Protecting intellectual freedom in your public library

June Pinnell-Stephens

Protecting intellectual freedom in your public library

scenarios from the front lines

by June Pinnell-Stephens

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Published by American Library Association in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Intellectual freedom,
  • Public libraries,
  • Case studies,
  • Censorship

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJune Pinnell-Stephens for the Office for Intellectual Freedom
    SeriesIntellectual freedom front lines
    ContributionsAmerican Library Association. Office for Intellectual Freedom
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ711.4 .P56 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25170301M
    ISBN 109780838935835
    LC Control Number2011029691

    We also facilitate participation in more practical ways, like linking the accounts of children and their guardians. Setting library policy includes deciding what material to include in the collection; developing guidelines on library Internet use; and protecting patron confidentiality. Journal, June 4, Appendices include an annotated list of the most challenged young adult YA books from to and the ALA Library Bill of Rights, with relevant interpretations. Most challenges are made by those opposed to a specific book, such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finnor a category of subject matter, such as homosexuality.

    In addition to addressing the importance of a materials selection policy as preparation for a challenge, Adams also offers guidance on serving students with special needs; looks at privacy issues; and proposes ways to advocate for intellectual freedom through programming and instruction. In addition, each Johnson County Library location has a Petitioning Zone where any patrons can speak or hand out information, providing another avenue to share their voice. Public libraries should, as much as possible, treat adolescent patrons as adults with regard to their intellectual freedom and privacy. Code, sectiongrants the Federal Bureau of Investigation authority to issue national security letters requiring the recipients including corporations, doctors, or libraries to turn over business, medical, and other personal information pertaining to their clients. The wealth and variety of resources available in libraries make them an ideal match for minds that are receptive to new ideas and primed for learning. The work under review differs from her previous book, Libraries, Access, and Intellectual Freedom Chicago: American Library Association,which deals more with the legal background of libraries as limited public forums, and provides specific information and strategies for intellectual freedom policies.

    The CCBC specializes in in intellectual freedom issues as they relate to children's and teens' access to materials in libraries and classrooms: CCBC Services CCBC Intellectual Freedom Information Services : provide information and referral for Wisconsin librarians and teachers who are facing attempts to censor materials for minors in their libraries and classrooms. Libraries Unlimited, Two additional titles are frequently taught in high school classes or included on summer reading lists The Bluest Eye and Bless Me Ultima. Book challenges can result in lost opportunities beyond access to information and stories.


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Protecting intellectual freedom in your public library by June Pinnell-Stephens Download PDF Ebook

September 13, Most challenges are made by those opposed to a specific book, such as Protecting intellectual freedom in your public library book Adventures of Huckleberry Finnor a category of subject matter, such as homosexuality.

However, in United States v. Unless the decision is based on a disapproval of the ideas expressed and desire to keep those ideas away from public access, a decision not to select materials for a library collection is not censorship.

Merritt participated in the defense and advocacy of intellectual freedom throughout his life in a variety of ways including authoring numerous intellectual freedom and anti-censorship books and articles, editing the ALA's Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom from toas the first recipient of the Robert B.

School librarians will want to have it on hand for the resources and guidelines it contains, but its real value is in the questions it prompts readers to ask about their own libraries. Although the database provides information on banned books, challenged books, frequently challenged authors, and challenged classics sincethe OIF asserts that they "do not claim comprehensiveness in recording challenges as research suggests that for each challenge reported there are as many as four or five that go unreported.

The law distinguishes between a traditional public forum, or public square, and facilities opened to the public for a particular use or purpose, like a library or a courthouse.

Intellectual Freedom

To pass First Amendment muster, these content-based restrictions must be narrowly tailored to serve a legitimate government interest.

The author provides a concise overview of the challenges faced by academic librarians by analyzing the constituencies and campus political maneuvering that affect the library. Removing library material solely on the basis of its content may amount to censorship in violation of the First Amendment.

Email Address Community Third Space In this vein, we strive to make the Library a safe place for discussion and allowing individuals to freely speak their conscience.

Barbara M. In most instances, a censor is a sincerely concerned individual who believes that censorship can improve society, protect children, and restore what the censor sees as lost moral values.

Once material is included in a collection it can be removed for several reasons. Gurdon, Megan Cox. What Is Intellectual Freedom?

Intellectual Freedom and Censorship Q & A

Removing library material based on content may amount to censorship Librarians and their governing boards have wide discretion when selecting library material.

For more on this topic, see the article by Richard Peltz-Steele included in the Additional Reading list at the end of the article. The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom organizes the relationship between librarianship and intellectual freedom into five distinct categories: The library user's access to information through a library collection The librarian's professional responsibilities to select a diverse collection of library Protecting intellectual freedom in your public library book for users and protect library users' confidentiality and rights to privacy in their use of library materials The librarian's personal rights to free expression and choices of lifestyle and public participation without professional repercussion The library's institutional role as an agent of social change, democracy, and education The issue of advocacy v.

It is through such programming interested parties could engage on the issues, with the Library in the role of facilitator, and ensure participants a safe space for their voice. Only speech that directly incites lawless action may be restricted.Apr 07,  · Your Community: Protecting intellectual freedom at the library.

What you may not realize is the Library is a dedicated home for intellectual freedom. It is a place where patrons can check out materials without fear of repression or limit on freedom of speech.

This is a foundational principle of our democracy and is as instrumental to our. The Intellectual Freedom Round Table has announced the winner of the Eli M.

Oboler Memorial Award, which recognizes the best published work in the area of intellectual freedom. The award goes to The Library Juice Press Handbook of Intellectual Freedom, edited by Mark Alfino and Laura Koltutsky. The publisher is the Library Juice Press.

Know Your Rights: Intellectual Freedom & Libraries

Get this from a library! Protecting intellectual freedom and privacy in your school library. [Helen R Adams] -- In order to sort out fact from fiction and become effective, critically thinking adults in a global society, children need access to diverse points of view from Protecting intellectual freedom in your public library book sources in their school.Oct pdf,  · Deborah Caldwell-Stone is Director of the American Library Association’s Pdf for Intellectual Freedom and Executive Director of the Freedom to Read 42comusa.com is a recovering attorney and former appellate litigator who now works closely with librarians, library trustees and educators on a wide range of intellectual freedom and privacy issues, including book challenges.

guide policy development in public download pdf (ALA ). Intellectual Freedom and privacy are two of the major issues addressed and protected by the American Library Association through the Office of Intellectual Freedom and the Library Bill of Rights (ALA ).

Both are also listed as one of the core values of librarianship (ALA ).Author: Stephanie A Evans.Oct 02,  · Deborah Caldwell-Stone is Director of the Ebook Library Association’s Office ebook Intellectual Freedom and Executive Director of the Freedom to Read 42comusa.com is a recovering attorney and former appellate litigator who now works closely with librarians, library trustees and educators on a wide range of intellectual freedom and privacy issues, including book challenges.