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Maryland Library Association, Baltimore. – 1981
This booklet outlines the components of public library collection development policies and presents a set of materials which address the civil issues surrounding the freedom of public libraries to maintain uncensored collections. An introduction which defines the function of collection development policies is followed by an outline of the basic…
Descriptors: Censorship, Citizen Participation, Civil Liberties, Library Acquisition
Fowler, Kathryn Mervine – 1977
This annotated bibliography lists more than 100 books about population growth. The books are intended for students in kindergarten through grade 12 and their teachers. The books were selected on the basis of their appropriateness to the interests of classroom teachers and students, and on the basis of readability and accuracy. Most were published…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Birth Rate, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Holter, Charlotte S. – Catholic Library World, 1986
Suggests well-defined selection policy to assist secondary school librarians in building collections that will instruct, challenge, stimulate, present new ideas, and entertain, a process complicated by diversity of community standards and interests and needs of teenage readers. Selection criteria are delineated: purpose, author, publisher,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Learning Resources Centers, Library Collections
Mikulecky, Larry – 1981
During the last few years, novels, textbooks, basal readers, and the types of questions texts and teachers ask of students have come under attack by individuals and groups espousing several different points of view. Consequently, the International Reading Association (IRA) has passed a resolution recognizing the right and responsibility of parents…
Descriptors: Censorship, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Attitudes, Parent Grievances
Clark, Elyse – School Library Journal, 1986
Relates events surrounding decision made by a public school board of education and school administrators to institute the policy of obtaining parental permission for students who want to borrow five Judy Blume books from the middle school library. Actions taken by the librarian and parental involvement are covered. (EJS)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Committees, Elementary Secondary Education
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Harer, John B.; Huber, C. Edward – College and Research Libraries, 1982
Discusses the lack of consensus among library administrators concerning the intent of the Copyright Act of 1976 with respect to photocopying of materials for use by academic library reserve rooms, and reports on the results of a survey of 37 Virginia academic libraries concerning their reserve room photocopying practices. (JL)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Copyrights, Federal Legislation, Guidelines