Libraries, Access, and Intellectual Freedom

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American Library Association, 1999 - 266 σελίδες

Intellectual freedom is one of the guarantees of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution...

...Thanks to their role as guardians of information, librarians are tasked with ensuring the benefits of intellectual freedom. The very differences in library patrons who come from varying backgrounds and with diverse tastes presents the dilemma: What one person considers enlightening and informative, another may consider immoral and offensive. Librarians are often caught in the middle.

How well librarians respond to censorship challenges will depend in large part on the planning and policy making that has gone on beforehand. Clear, precise library policies are the best approach to balancing conflicting interests.

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.

The success of intellectual freedom policies often hinges on how well librarians combine local community dynamics with national perspectives and legal and political realities. Librarian and intellectual freedom activist Barbara M. Jones explains the major intellectual freedom issues, including access to computer networks, requests from government agencies for circulation records, and the effects of federal, state, and local laws on policy making. She describes how to develop intellectual freedom policies that incorporate legal decisions and are clear and acceptable to users.

When used in conjunction with the Intellectual Freedom Manual, Fifth Edition, Libraries, Access, and Intellectual Freedom provides the necessary tools to promote and protect intellectual freedom in the library.

 

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Libraries, access, and intellectual freedom: developing policies for public and academic libraries

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Περιεχόμενα

Writing and Implementing Good Policy
94
Preparation
95
Strategy Style and Substance
96
Informal Considerations
100
Intellectual Freedom Policies for Information Content
106
General Considerations
108
The Process for Making Collection and Access Decisions
110
Sexually Explicit Content
112

The Public Forum for a Diverse User Group
29
The Legal Foundation of Intellectual Freedom in a Public Forum
31
The First Amendment
33
Limits to the Public Forum
34
Content Neutrality
35
Overbreadth or Vagueness of Regulations
36
Accuracy of Content
37
Fighting Words
39
Obscenity
40
The Tin Drum Case
44
The Fourteenth Amendment Due Process and Equal Protection
47
The Right to Give and Receive Information
49
The Right to Privacy
50
The Legal Environment and Issues Affecting Internet Access
53
International Law
57
Documents with the Force of Law
58
Other Laws
59
The Policy Players and Process for Library Public Forum Issues
60
Professional Library Associations
61
The American Library Association
62
State Library Association
68
International Efforts on Behalf of Intellectual Freedom
69
Special Interest Groups
72
Frequent Supporters of Intellectual Freedom Issues
73
Frequent Challengers to Intellectual Freedom Issues
76
Public Policy An Overview
82
The Process
85
The Policy Process in Public Libraries and Academic Institutions
87
The FBI Library Awareness Program A Case Study of Values Conflict and Ambiguity in the Policy Process
89
Putting It All Together How to Write and Implement Policy
92
Library Content Access and Privacy Concerns
118
Content Perceived to Lack Scholarly Value Accuracy or Legitimacy
126
Sample Outline for Policies on Content
131
Intellectual Freedom Policies for Access to Information
135
Budgeting for Intellectual Freedom
136
Filters as a Barrier to Access
141
Sample Outline for Policies on Access
144
Intellectual Freedom Policies for Privacy
147
The Wide Variety of Library Privacy Situations
148
The Public Policy Arena for Privacy
149
Legal and Policy Issues to Keep in Mind
150
Confidentiality of Library Records
152
Content Access and Confidentiality Concerns
155
Library Patron and Employee Rights
165
Sample Outline for Policies on Privacy
167
US Bill of Rights and Amendment XIV
169
Guidelines for the Development of Policies and Procedures regarding User Behavior and Library Usage
173
The Library Bill of Rights and Its Interpretations
177
Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
215
American Library Association Code of Ethics
218
The Freedom to Read
220
Development of a Materials Selection Policy
225
Statement on Library Use of Filtering Software
234
Guidelines for the Development and Implementation of Policies Regulations and Procedures Affecting Access to Library Materials Services and Facili...
238
ALA Policies on Confidentiality
242
ACRLIFC Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries
246
Bibliography
249
Index
255
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