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Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your Public Library

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June Pinnell-Stephens for the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) ISBN-13: 9780838935835 160 pages 
 6 x 9 
 2012

Winner of the the 2014 Eli M. Oboler Award

There is arguably no arena more contentious in the battle over intellectual freedom (IF) than the public library. When confronted with challenges like censorship and policy disputes, public librarians and paraprofessionals need reliable how-to guidance, and Pinnell-Stephens offers exactly that in this valuable resource. Chock-full of case studies, real-life examples, and hypothetical scenarios, this book provides 

  • An easy and thoroughly engaging way to introduce new employees to basic IF concepts
  • Incisive analysis of how IF plays out in the world of public libraries
  • Practical advice on how to effectively handle intellectual freedom challenges
  • Numerous sidebars, written by IF expert Deborah Caldwell-Stone, detailing copyright laws, statutes, past court cases, and sample policies

A concise summary of what’s at stake and how to react, Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your Public Library will prepare public library personnel to face the issues at hand.


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