Intellectual Freedom Manual, Ninth Edition

Intellectual Freedom Manual, Ninth Edition

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Since it was established in 1967, ALAa€™s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has championed the rights of library users to seek and receive information on all subjects from all points of view without restriction and without having the subject of one's interest examined or scrutinized by others. The new edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual is more than just an invaluable compendium of guiding principles and policies. Ita€™s also an indispensable resource for day-to-day guidance on maintaining free and equal access to information for all people. Fortifying and emboldening professionals and students from across the library spectrum, this manual includes 34 ALA policy statements and documents, 17 new or updated for this edition, addressing patron behavior, internet use, copyright, exhibits, use of meeting spaces, and other common concernsAt-a-glance lists summarizing key issues such as access, challenges and censorship, access by minors to controversial materials, and advocacyExplanations of legal points in clear, easy-to-understand language, alongside case citationsNumerous checklists to help readers stay organizedA glossary and selected bibliographyThis must-have tool will help librarians ensure that institutions of all kinds remain beacons of intellectual freedom.Pacifica Foundation, the Supreme Court restricted the broadcast of speech that was merely a€œindecent, a€ not a€œobscene as to minorsa€ under Ginsberg, largely because children might hear the indecent speech.10 The court, however, has declinedanbsp;...

Title:Intellectual Freedom Manual, Ninth Edition
Author:Trina Magi, Martin Garnar, Office for Intellectual Freedom
Publisher:American Library Association - 2015-04


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