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Intellectual freedom and libraries a selective bibliography by John O. Christensen

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Published by Vance Bibliographies in Monticello, Ill., USA .
Written in English


  • Libraries -- Censorship -- Bibliography.,
  • Intellectual freedom -- Bibliography.,
  • Library science -- Bibliography.

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Edition Notes

StatementJohn O. Christensen.
SeriesPublic administration series--bibliography,, P 3068
LC ClassificationsZ711.4 .C473 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination15 p. ;
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1613821M
ISBN 100792007883
LC Control Number91154472

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  Given that the protection and maintenance of intellectual freedom is a paramount duty of librarians and libraries, the Intellectual Freedom Manual is a necessity in any library.4/4(1). Libraries, Access, and Intellectual Freedom is a comprehensive guide to the key intellectual freedom "hot buttons" and the legal issues involved. This unique book offers a practical approach to developing, promoting, and implementing intellectual freedom policies that work. IF by the books Before the blogs, intellectual freedom was conceived, as we know, mainly through the collections and the book’s perspective. For, example, in , my final project at EBSI was a project, to develop a collection for children that dealt with sensitive topics. Frankly these books were pretty good candidates to arouse censorship. American Library Association has recently released Intellectual Freedom Stories from a Shifting Landscape. The book is a collection of stories from and about librarians who have experienced challenges to library material. Librarians also share stories of how they have worked to champion intellectual freedom through protest and discussion groups.

  Intellectual freedom is a core value of the library profession, and a basic right in our democratic society. A publicly supported library provides free, equitable, and confidential access to information for all people of its community.   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. This resource from Pekoll, Assistant Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), uses specific case studies to offer practical guidance on safeguarding intellectual freedom related to library displays, programming, and other librarian-created content.   - School Library Journal "This is a thoroughly researched, yet practical and accessible book. It belongs in all professional collections Highly Recommended." - Library Media Connection, Starred Review "Adams provides wonderful information about intellectual freedom and privacy in our school libraries/5(1).

  Oltmann is the Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy and on the Editorial Board for Library Quarterly. She recently published a book, Practicing Intellectual Freedom in Libraries. She has presented her research at academic conferences such as the Information Ethics Roundtable, the Annual Conference of the Association for Information Science & Technology, the .   Over two-thirds of all challenges to books and other resources reported to the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom occur in schools. This book explores intellectual freedom issues in school library media programs including selection of resources and materials selection policies, challenges and censorship, students' freedom to read, patron privacy and confidentiality of library records, the Cited by: 3. Intellectual Freedom – Collection Development and Challenges – The most common First Amendment issue many libraries face is opposition to particular titles or types of materials. Libraries should have thoughtful, well compiled written policies and procedures for . The principles of intellectual freedom--the idea that a democracy is dependent upon free and open access to ideas—are hallmarks of the library and education professions. But librarians and teachers sometimes face strong opinions regarding what material people think is appropriate for children and teenagers to have access to in a school library, public library, or classroom.