By Trina Magi, Martin Garnar
Amassing numerous key records and coverage statements, this complement to the 9th version of the Intellectual Freedom Manual strains a background of ALA s dedication to battling censorship. An introductory essay via Judith Krug and Candace Morgan, up to date by means of OIF Director Barbara Jones, sketches out an summary of ALA coverage on highbrow freedom. an immense source, this quantity comprises files which debate such foundational concerns as
- The Library invoice of Rights
- Protecting the liberty to read
- ALA s Code of Ethics
- How to reply to demanding situations and issues approximately library resources
- Minors and web activity
- Meeting rooms, bulletin forums, and exhibits
- Privacy, together with the retention of library utilization records
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The essays are arranged in alphabetical order by title of the document. Subject Index: The subject index makes it easy to identify essays about the history of ALA documents related to a particular intellectual freedom issue such as access, censorship, or privacy. Who Will Find This Book Helpful • Library administrators • Library workers and volunteers • Members of library governing bodies • Library and information science faculty members and students • Scholars of librarianship, intellectual and academic freedom, history, and civil liberties • Members of the American Library Association Executive Board, ALA Council, and ALA committees Acknowledgment We gratefully acknowledge the editors of previous editions of the Intellectual Freedom Manual for their careful recording of the history of these documents.
A program of education on the importance of, and the necessity for a commitment to, the principles of intellectual freedom requires assurance that such commitment will not result in reprisals, such as legal prosecution, financial loss, or personal damage. The FTRF attempts to provide that assurance through financial and legal assistance and legal challenges to restrictive legislation, thereby helping to create a favorable climate for intellectual freedom. Through the provision of financial and legal assistance, the foundation attempts to negate the necessity for librarians to make the difficult choice between practical expediency (that is, keeping a job) and upholding principles, such as in selecting materials for library collections.
The FTRF attempts to provide that assurance through financial and legal assistance and legal challenges to restrictive legislation, thereby helping to create a favorable climate for intellectual freedom. Through the provision of financial and legal assistance, the foundation attempts to negate the necessity for librarians to make the difficult choice between practical expediency (that is, keeping a job) and upholding principles, such as in selecting materials for library collections. Through its various projects and grants, the foundation hopes to establish those principles enunciated in the Library Bill of Rights as legal precedents rather than mere paper policies.