ERIC Number: ED395599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The New York Guide to Intellectual Freedom in Libraries: A Manual for Librarians, Staff and Trustees.
New York Library Association, New York.
This manual advises library administrators in the state of New York on the responsibilities of individual institutions regarding censorship, patron confidentiality, and other intellectual freedom issues. Besides listing organizations available for consultation, the manual recommends procedures and policies for dealing with law enforcement inquiries, materials selection questions, reconsideration requests, and unequal access. The texts of some relevant federal and state laws are provided. A bibliography lists 52 information sources. Appendices include: (1) New York Library Association forms, including a self-censorship quiz, membership applications, an incident report form, and a formal request for assistance; (2) three sample policies, one each from an academic, public, and school library in New York State; and (3) American Library Association policy documents, including, among other things, the Freedom to Read Statement and the Library Bill of Rights. (BEW)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Censorship, Confidentiality, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Regulation, Freedom of Information, Higher Education, Information Policy, Intellectual Freedom, Library Administration, Library Material Selection, Library Policy, Policy Formation, Professional Associations, Public Policy, School Libraries, State Regulation
New York Library Association, 252 Hudson Ave., Albany, NY 12210-1803 ($10).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York Library Association, New York.
Identifiers: American Library Association; Information Equity; Library Bill of Rights; New York