Friday, August 11, 2006

Blogs for Intellectual Freedom and Libraries


Lawrence Lessig

Rory Litwin

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Intellectual Freedom Manual, 7th ed. 2005

Compare the Table of Contents with the 6th edition.

Table of Contents of the 7th Edition


Intellectual Freedom and Libraries: An Overview

1. Intellectual Freedom: An Enduring and All-EmbracingConcept CANDACE D. MORGAN
2. ALA and Intellectual Freedom: A Historical Overview JUDITH F. KRUG 3. Challenges and Issues Today EVELYN SHAEVEL, BEVERLEY BECKER, and CANDACE D. MORGAN

Library Bill of Rights
1. Library Bill of Rights: The Policy History 2. Library Bill of Rights: Interpretations
2.1 Access for Children and Young People to Nonprint Formats Interpretation History
2.2 Access to Electronic Information, Services, and Networks Interpretation History
2.3 Access to Library Resources and Services regardless of Sex, Gender Identity, or Sexual OrientationInterpretation History
2.4 Access to Resources and Services in the School Library Media ProgramInterpretation History
2.5 Challenged Materials Interpretation History
2.6 Diversity in Collection DevelopmentInterpretation History
2.7 Economic Barriers to Information AccessInterpretation History
2.8 Evaluating Library CollectionsInterpretation History
2.9 Exhibit Spaces and Bulletin BoardsInterpretation History
2.10 Expurgation of Library MaterialsInterpretation History
2.11 Free Access to Libraries for Minors Interpretation History
2.12 Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic LibrariesInterpretation History
2.13 Labels and Rating Systems Interpretation History 2.14 Library-Initiated Programs as a ResourceInterpretation History 2.15 Meeting RoomsInterpretation History 2.16 Privacy Interpretation History 2.17 Restricted Access to Library MaterialsInterpretation History 2.18 The Universal Right to Free ExpressionInterpretation History

Protecting the Freedom to Read
1. The Freedom to Read Policy Statement History 2. Code of Ethics of the American Library AssociationPolicy Statement History 3. Libraries: An American Value Policy Statement History 4. Policies and Statements Related to Access to Information and Library Services
4.1 Guidelines for the Development and Implemen-tation of Policies, Regulations and Procedures Affecting Access to Library Materials, Services and FacilitiesGuidelines History 4.2 Guidelines for the Development of Policies and Procedures regarding User Behavior and Library UsageGuidelines History 4.3 Resolution on Access to the Use of Libraries and Information by Individuals with Physicalor Mental ImpairmentResolution History 4.4 Related Policies and Statements

5. Policies and Statements Related to Confidentiality, Privacy, and Governmental Intimidation5.1 Policy on Confidentiality of Library RecordsPolicy Statement History 5.2 Suggested Procedures for Implementing “Policy on Confidentiality of Library Records”Procedures History 5.3 Confidentiality and Coping with Law Enforcement Inquiries: Guidelines for the Library and Its Staff 5.4 Policy concerning Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information about Library UsersPolicy Statement History 5.5 Guidelines for Developing a Library Privacy PolicyGuidelines History 5.6 Policy on Governmental IntimidationPolicy Statement History 5.7 Other Policies Related to Confidentiality and Privacy

6. Guidelines, Resolutions, and Statements Related to the Internet 6.1 Guidelines and Considerations for Developing a Public Library Internet Use PolicyGuidelines History 6.2 Other Policies and Statements Related to the Internet

7. Statements and Documents Related to Library Resources7.1 Dealing with Concerns about Library ResourcesProcedural Statement History 7.2 Other Documents Related to Library Resources

Intellectual Freedom and the Law
1. Public Libraries and the Public Forum Doctrine THERESA CHMARA2. Minors’ First Amendment Rights to Access Information THERESA CHMARA3. Libraries and the Internet JUDITH F. KRUG4. Privacy and Confidentiality in Libraries CANDACE D. MORGAN, DEBORAH CALDWELL-STONE, AND DANIEL MACH

Preparing to Preserve and Protect Intellectual Freedom
1. Essential Preparation BEVERLEY BECKER2. Communicating the Intellectual Freedom Message LINDA K. WALLACE AND LARRA CLARK3. Responding to Organized Challenges BEVERLEY BECKER

Working for Intellectual Freedom
1. Free People Read Freely: Knowing Where to Go for Help DON WOOD2. Lobbying for Intellectual Freedom ALA WASHINGTON OFFICE
APPENDIXNavigating the OIF Website

Banned Books Week: September, 2006

See the ALA site on Banned Books Week

For Intellectual Freedom and Libraries Course, Fall, 2006:
Banned Books Week Assignment:

1. Review the list of challenged books and find two to five that you have read. Explore the circumstances surrounding the challenges to these books and in light of those challenges reflect on your reading of the book. How would you explain to a censor why the books should be in a library collection? You may write up your assignment as a letter to the censor with copies to the library board or as a speech to a community group. Think about making your presentation professional yet personal. You may want to refer to standard library policies about challenging materials. The letter/speech should be from 2-4 pages and may include PowerPoint slides or other graphics. However, focus on the content not on the tools. Include a final page or two reflecting upon your learning and the role of the professional in defending the right to read. We will share these online.

Intellectual Freedom and Libraries: Text

ALA. Intellectual Freedom Manual. 6th edition. 2002. The 7th edition was just published, but we will use the 6th edition for the course and supplement with more recent material from the web and from electronic databases. You should be able to find the 6th ed. for a reasonable price. Also, check your local libraries for various editions of the manual. Remind your favorite librarians to order the 7th edition. We will read and discuss most of the materials in the 6th edition.

Intellectual Freedom Manual

Part 1: Intellectual Freedom and Libraries: An Overview

Part 2: The Library Bill of Rights

Part 3: The Freedom to Read

Part 4: Intellectual Freedom and the Law

Part 5: Before the Censor Comes: Essential Preparations

Part 6: Working for Intellectual Freedom

Key Links for Intellectual Freedom and Libraries

Key Links for Intellectual Freedom and Libraries

American Library Association

Office of Intellectual Freedom

American Civil Liberties Union

Creative Commons

Progressive Librarians Guild

Banned Books Online

American Booksellers Associations

Electronic Privacy Information Center

EFF: The Electronic Frontier Foundation

USA Patriot Act from the Library of Congress--Thomas