Libraries, The First Amendment, And Cyberspace / Edition 1

Libraries, The First Amendment, And Cyberspace / Edition 1

by Robert S. Peck
     
 

ISBN-10: 0838907733

ISBN-13: 9780838907733

Pub. Date: 11/01/1999

Publisher: ALA Editions

Answers questions librarians have about the First Amendment and library services, broaching topics including basic First Amendment principles, the right to offend, religious motivation and library use, library confidentiality laws, and cyberspace and the First Amendment. A special chapter is included on children, school, and the First Amendment. Appendices include…  See more details below

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Answers questions librarians have about the First Amendment and library services, broaching topics including basic First Amendment principles, the right to offend, religious motivation and library use, library confidentiality laws, and cyberspace and the First Amendment. A special chapter is included on children, school, and the First Amendment. Appendices include ALA policies and guidelines. Peck is senior director for legal affairs and policy research with the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He also serves on the First Amendment Advisory Council of the Media Institute. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838907733
Publisher:
ALA Editions
Publication date:
11/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionv
1Questions and Answers about the First Amendment: Sex, Lies, and Cyberspace1
2Basic First Amendment Principles and Their Application to Libraries25
3The Sexual Conundrum45
4The Right to Offend62
5Religious Motivations and Library Use72
6Just between You and Your Librarian--Library Confidentiality Laws84
7Workplace Issues: Employee Free Speech and Harassment92
8Children, Schools, and the First Amendment105
9Cyberspace--The Last Frontier125
Appendixes
AThe Library Bill of Rights and Its Interpretations147
BGuidelines for the Development and Implementation of Policies, Regulations and Procedures Affecting Access to Library Materials, Services and Facilities176
CGuidelines and Considerations for Developing a Public Library Internet Use Policy180
DDealing with Concerns about Library Resources188
EConducting a Challenge Hearing191
FPolicy on Confidentiality of Library Records196
GPolicy concerning Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information about Library Users198
Glossary201
Index203

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