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Practicing intellectual freedom in libraries


Practicing Intellectual Freedom in Libraries is helpful for a wide range of people, from those only starting to learn about intellectual freedom to those more well-versed in the subject. For novices, it offers a solid introduction to intellectual freedom, grounded theoretically and empirically; for more experienced scholars and librarians, it provides a uniquely comprehensive analysis of theoretical freedom. -- From back cover.

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  • ISBN: 9781440863127
  • ISBN: 1440863121
  • Physical Description: x, 193 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. Conceptualizing intellectual freedom -- Intellectual freedom and access to information -- Three theories behind access to information -- The freedom to explore -- Core values and intellectual freedom -- Intellectual freedom in the daily lives of libraries -- Part II. Intellectual freedom in action -- How to handle materials challenges -- Collection development and weeding -- Addressing the #metoo movement in literature -- Programs, meeting rooms, and exhibit spaces -- Internet filtering -- Fake news, false information, and intellectual freedom -- Law enforcement and intellectual freedom -- Copyright issues -- Intellectual freedom trends and their implications.
Subject: Libraries > Censorship > United States.
Intellectual freedom > United States.
Freedom of information > United States.
Freedom of information.
Intellectual freedom.
Libraries > Censorship.
United States.
Genre: Informational works.
Informational works.

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