A History of ALA Policy on Intellectual Freedom: A by Trina Magi, Martin Garnar

By Trina Magi, Martin Garnar

Amassing a number of key records and coverage statements, this complement to the 9th version of the Intellectual Freedom Manual lines a historical past of ALA s dedication to scuffling with censorship. An introductory essay by way of Judith Krug and Candace Morgan, up-to-date by means of OIF Director Barbara Jones, sketches out an outline of ALA coverage on highbrow freedom. a huge source, this quantity contains records which debate such foundational matters as

  • The Library invoice of Rights
  • Protecting the liberty to read
  • ALA s Code of Ethics
  • How to answer demanding situations and issues approximately library resources
  • Minors and web activity
  • Meeting rooms, bulletin forums, and exhibits
  • Copyright
  • Privacy, together with the retention of library utilization records

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The story of the incident is an important part of library history. pdf. In June 2013 the growing threat of surveillance became a national crisis when Edward Snowden leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA). Shortly thereafter it was revealed that the NSA had been collecting the telephone records of millions of Verizon customers. The public had also become increasingly aware of corporations and businesses collecting personally identifiable information about individuals’ consumption of retail goods, health care, and other services, and selling this information to third parties.

Current versions of these are printed in the Intellectual Freedom Manual, ninth edition, and also are available on the ALA website. Part III presents an essay about the history of each of these items. The essays are arranged in alphabetical order by title of the document. Subject Index: The subject index makes it easy to identify essays about the history of ALA documents related to a particular intellectual freedom issue such as access, censorship, or privacy. Who Will Find This Book Helpful • Library administrators • Library workers and volunteers • Members of library governing bodies • Library and information science faculty members and students • Scholars of librarianship, intellectual and academic freedom, history, and civil liberties • Members of the American Library Association Executive Board, ALA Council, and ALA committees Acknowledgment We gratefully acknowledge the editors of previous editions of the Intellectual Freedom Manual for their careful recording of the history of these documents.

Libraries—Censorship—United States—Handbooks, manuals, etc. 2. Intellectual freedom—United States—Handbooks, manuals, etc. I. Magi, Trina J. II. Garnar, Martin. III. American Library Association. Office for Intellectual Freedom. I57 2015 Suppl. 2'13—dc23 2015005576 Cover image © Clive Watts/Shutterstock, Inc. Contents Introduction and User’s Guide Part I: Intellectual Freedom and Libraries 1 ALA and Intellectual Freedom: A Historical Overview Judith F. Krug and Candace D. Morgan; updated by Barbara M.

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