ERIC Number: ED180470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Manual on Intellectual Freedom.
Alabama Library Association, University.
Prepared by the Alabama Intellectual Freedom Committee, this practical handbook explores the concerns of librarians, especially school librarians, in the area of intellectual freedom. Included is the Library Bill of Rights, followed by an interpretation which suggests procedures for effective preparation for and confrontation with "censors." In addition, the ALA presents a statement of selection/acquisition policies. Appendix A contains a statement on the freedom to read and a reprint of the School Library Bill of Rights. Further interpretations of the Library Bill of Rights discuss restricted access to library materials, sexism, racism, labeling, and confidentiality of library records. The report concludes with two recommended forms: a librarian's report to the intellectual freedom committee, and a citizen's request for reconsideration of library material. (SW)
Descriptors: Censorship, Documentation, Freedom of Speech, Guides, Libraries, Library Acquisition, Library Material Selection, Moral Issues, Records (Forms), School Libraries
Alabama Library Association, P.O. Box BY, University, AL 35486 ($2.00, per copy)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama Library Association, University.