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Intellectual Freedom Manual / Edition 8

Intellectual Freedom Manual / Edition 8

by Office for Intellectual Freedom
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Updated for the first time since 2005, this indispensable volume includes revised interpretations of the Library Bill of Rights along with key intellectual freedom guidelines and policies, including

A new chapter, "Interactivity and the Internet," and other fresh material on intellectual freedom and privacy in online social networks

An examination of intellectual freedom for disabled library patrons

Coverage of the latest USA PATRIOT Act debates and extensions

Now, like never before, libraries must stand strong as beacons of intellectual freedom for all. ALA's Intellectual Freedom Manual provides the answers they need.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780838935903
Publisher: ALA Editions
Publication date: 07/28/2010
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction xvii

Contributors xxi

Part I Intellectual Freedom and Libraries: An Overview 1

1 Intellectual Freedom: An Enduring and All-Embracing Concept Candace D. Morgan 3

2 ALA and Intellectual Freedom: A Historical Overview Judith F. Krug Candace D. Morgan

3 Challenges and Issues Today Candace D. Morgan 37

Part II Library Bill of Rights 47

1 Library Bill of Rights: Policy Statement 49

History 50

2 Library Bill of Rights: Interpretations 62

2.1 Access for Children and Young Adults to Nonprint Materials

Interpretation 68

History 71

2.2 Access to Digital Information, Services, and Networks

Interpretation 73

History 77

2.3 Access to Library Resources and Services Regardless of Sex, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, or Sexual Orientation

Interpretation 83

History 86

2.4 Access to Resources and Services in the School Library Media Program

Interpretation 91

History 94

2.5 Challenged Materials

Interpretation 100

History 102

2.6 Diversity in Collection Development

Interpretation 107

History 109

2.7 Economic Barriers to Information Access

Interpretation 116

History 119

2.8 Evaluating Library Collections

Interpretation 122

History 124

2.9 Exhibit Spaces and Bulletin Boards

Interpretation 126

History 128

2.10 Expurgation of Library Materials

Interpretation 131

History 133

2.11 Free Access to Libraries for Minors

Interpretation 136

History 139

2.12 Importance of Education to Intellectual Freedom

Interpretation 146

History 148

2.13 Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries

Interpretation 150

History 153

2.14 Labeling and Rating Systems

Interpretation 155

History 157

2.15 Library-Initiated Programs as a Resource

Interpretation 164

History 166

2.16 Meeting Rooms

Interpretation 169

History 171

2.17 Minors and Internet Interactivity

Interpretation 172

History 175

2.18 Privacy

Interpretation 177

History 181

2.19 Restricted Access to Library Materials

Interpretation 183

History 186

2.20 Services to Persons with Disabilities

Interpretation 191

History 193

2.21 The Universal Right to Free Expression

Interpretation 195

History 198

Part III Protecting the Freedom to Read 201

1 The Freedom to Read

Policy Statement 203

History 208

2 Libraries: An American Value

Policy Statement 224

History 226

3 Policies and Statements Related to Access to Information, Library Resources, and Library Services 228

3.1 Guidelines for the Development and Implementation of Policies, Regulations, and Procedures Affecting Access to Library Materials, Services, and Facilities

Guidelines 229

History 232

3.2 Guidelines for the Development of Policies and Procedures regarding User Behavior and Library Usage

Guidelines 236

History 239

3.3 Dealing with Concerns about Library Resources

Procedural Statement 242

History 246

3.4 Related Policies, Statements, and Documents 250

4 Policies and Statements Related to Confidentiality, Privacy, and Governmental Intimidation 254

4.1 Policy on Confidentiality of Library Records

Policy Statement 255

History 257

4.2 Suggested Procedures for Implementing "Policy on Confidentiality of Library Records"

Procedures 261

History 263

4.3 Resolution on the Retention of Library Usage Records

Resolution 265

History 267

4.4 Policy concerning Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information about Library Users

Policy Statement 269

History 271

4.5 Guidelines for Developing a Library Privacy Policy: Privacy Tool Kit

Guidelines 273

History 283

4.6 RFID in Libraries: Privacy and Confidentiality Guidelines

Procedural Statement 284

History 288

4.7 Policy on Governmental Intimidation

Policy Statement 294

History 295

4.8 Related Policies, Statements, and Documents 299

Part IV Code of Ethics of the American Library Association 301

1 Code of Ethics of the American Library Association

Policy Statement 303

History 305

2 Enforcement of the "Code of Ethics of the American Library Association": Questions and Answers 320

3 Resolution on Workplace Speech

Resolution 325

History 326

4 Questions and Answers on Speech in the Workplace: An Explanatory Statement of the "ALA Code of Ethics" 329

Part V Intellectual Freedom and the Law 335

1 Public Libraries and the Public Forum Doctrine Theresa Chmara 337

2 Minors' First Amendment Rights to Access Information Theresa Chmara 351

3 Privacy and Confidentiality in Libraries Deborah Caldwell-Stone 361

Part VI Preserving, Protecting, and Working for Intellectual Freedom 373

1 Preparing for and Responding to Challenges Beverley Becker 375

2 Communicating the Intellectual Freedom Message Larra Clark Macey Morales 386

3 Lobbying for Intellectual Freedom Ala Washington Office 396

4 Rallying for Intellectual Freedom: Where to Go for Help and How You Can Help Angela Maycock Nanette Perez 404

Glossary 417

Selected Bibliography 419

Index 423

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