ERIC Number: ED049763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Guidelines for Insuring Intellectual Freedom in Missouri's Libraries.
Missouri Library Association, Columbia.
A statement of policy was developed by the Intellectual Freedom Committee of the Missouri Library Association as a means of carrying out its assigned responsibility "to make available such assistance and direction as deemed necessary and proper to any citizen of Missouri involved in a censorship incident." The Association is directly concerned with the freedom of all members of a democratic society to read what they will in the course of making the social, educational, and political judgements on which that society is based. There is evidence that books and libraries are the chief bastion against the pressures toward conformity which are in large part overwhelming the motion picture, radio and television, and the press. Only in libraries can the interested citizens hope to find all the relevant facts concerning current controversial issues. It is appropriate that librarians should deem their freedom, and that of their libraries, of the utmost importance to the continued existence of democracy. (Author).
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Library Association, Columbia.