Public Library Collections in the Balance: Censorship, Inclusivity, and Truth

Public Library Collections in the Balance: Censorship, Inclusivity, and Truth

by Jennifer Downey

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ISBN-13: 9781440849640
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Publication date: 07/31/2017
Pages: 203
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Downey, MLIS, is reference librarian at Rancho Cucamonga Public Library.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

Chapter 1 History of Censorship in American Public Libraries 1

Chapter 2 What Gets Challenged and Why 19

Chapter 3 Censorship and the Internet: To Filter or Not to Filter? 41

Chapter 4 Media Matters 61

Chapter 5 Preventing and Preparing for Challenges: A Strong Collection Development Policy, Staff Training, and Professional Resources 81

Chapter 6 Getting to Know Your Community: Facts, Figures, and Assumptions 103

Chapter 7 Self-Censorship and the Importance of Inclusiveness 123

Chapter 8 Quality and Demand in Public Libraries: Who Decides? 141

Chapter 9 What to Do When Complaints and Challenges Happen 155

Epilogue: Into the. Future 171

Appendix A Where to Turn: A Source List of LGBT-Friendly Books and Other Materials 185

Appendix B Where, to Turn: A Sampling of Small and Alternative Presses 189

Index 193

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