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Intellectual Freedom Manual, Eighth Edition
Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF)
Item Number: 978-0-8389-3590-3
 
Publisher: ALA Editions
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464 pages
6" x 9"
Softcover
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-3590-3
Year Published: 2010
AP Categories: A, C, E, G, I

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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.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Contributors


Part I: Intellectual Freedom and Libraries: An Overview

1.         Intellectual Freedom: An Enduring and All-Embracing Concept

Candace D. Morgan

2.         ALA and Intellectual Freedom: A Historical Overview

Judith F. Krug and Candace D. Morgan

3.         Challenges and Issues Today

Candace D. Morgan

Part II: Library Bill of Rights

1.         Library Bill of Rights: Policy Statement

History

2.         Library Bill of Rights: Interpretations

2.1       Access for Children and Young Adults to Nonprint Materials

Interpretation

History

2.2       Access to Digital Information, Services, and Networks

Interpretation

History

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

Interpretation

History

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

Interpretation

History

2.5       Challenged Materials

Interpretation

History

2.6       Diversity in Collection Development

Interpretation

History

2.7       Economic Barriers to Information Access

Interpretation

History

2.8       Evaluating Library Collections

Interpretation

History

2.9       Exhibit Spaces and Bulletin Boards

Interpretation

History

2.10     Expurgation of Library Materials

Interpretation

History

2.11     Free Access to Libraries for Minors

Interpretation

History

2.12     Importance of Education to Intellectual Freedom

Interpretation

History

2.13     Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries

Interpretation

History

2.14     Labeling and Rating Systems

Interpretation

History

2.15     Library-Initiated Programs as a Resource

Interpretation

History

2.16     Meeting Rooms

Interpretation

History

2.17     Minors and Internet Interactivity

Interpretation

History

2.18     Privacy

Interpretation

History

2.19     Restricted Access to Library Materials

Interpretation

History

2.20     Services to Persons with Disabilities

Interpretation

History

2.21     The Universal Right to Free Expression

Interpretation

History

Part III: Protecting the Freedom to Read

1.         The Freedom to Read

Policy Statement

History

2.         Libraries: An American Value

Policy Statement

History

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

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

Guidelines

History

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

Guidelines

History

3.3       Dealing with Concerns about Library Resources

Procedural Statement

History

3.4       Related Policies, Statements, and Documents

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

4.1       Policy on Confidentiality of Library Records

Policy Statement

History

4.2       Suggested Procedures for Implementing “Policy on Confidentiality of Library Records”

Procedures

History

4.3       Resolution on the Retention of Library Usage Records

Resolution

History

4.4       Policy concerning Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information about Library Users

Policy Statement

History

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

Guidelines

History

4.6       RFID in Libraries: Privacy and Confidentiality Guidelines

Procedural Statement

History

4.7       Policy on Governmental Intimidation

Policy Statement

History

4.8       Related Policies, Statements, and Documents

Part IV: Code of Ethics of the American Library Association

1.         Code of Ethics of the American Library Association

Policy Statement

History

2.         Enforcement of the “Code of Ethics of the American Library Association”: Questions and Answers

3.         Resolution on Workplace Speech

Resolution

History

4.         Questions and Answers on Speech in the Workplace

Part V: Intellectual Freedom and the Law

1.         Public Libraries and the Public Forum Doctrine

Theresa Chmara

2.         Minors’ First Amendment Rights to Access Information

Theresa Chmara

3.         Privacy and Confidentiality in Libraries

Deborah Caldwell-Stone

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

1.         Preparing for and Responding to Challenges

Beverley Becker

2.         Communicating the Intellectual Freedom Message

Larra Clark with Macey Morales

3.         Lobbying for Intellectual Freedom

ALA Washington Office

4.         Rallying for Intellectual Freedom: Where to Go for Help and How You Can Help

Angela Maycock and Nanette Perez


Glossary

Selected Bibliography

Index


About the Author

ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is charged with implementing the intellectual freedom policies of the American Library Association through educating librarians and the public about the concept of intellectual freedom as embodied in the Library Bill of Rights, the Association’s basic policy on free access to libraries and library materials. In order to meet its educational goals, the Office undertakes information, support, and coordination activities.
Reviews

"Given that the protection and maintenance of intellectual freedom is a paramount duty of librarians and libraries, the Intellectual Freedom Manual is a necessity in any library."
--Booklist

”While it may not be needed in the open stacks, every library should have at least one copy at the ready for guiding policy development and in case a conflict over intellectual freedom occurs … the definitive guide by the profession’s primary advocates for intellectual freedom.”
--AALL Spectrum

"All libraries should have a copy of this book to use when writing or revising policies; indispensable."
--Library Journal

"An indispensible guide to help and support librarians as they battle challenges to intellectual liberty in the 21st century."
--VOYA

“Certainly an authoritative, primary resource and guide that belongs on the shelf of all interested parties, especially library managers, librarians and policy makers.”
--Ina Fourie, University of Pretoria, South Africa

"The eighth edition of the IFM remains an invaluable and essential tool, especially as it presents concise summations of major issues and policy recommendations that are very useful as starting points for devising library-specific guidelines. It is therefore highly recommended both as an update of the previous edition and a work in its own right."
--Reference & User Services Quarterly
 
 

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