Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A History of ALA Policy on Intellectual Freedom

A History of ALA Policy on Intellectual Freedom: A Supplement to the Intellectual Freedom Manual, Ninth Edition by Trina Magi and Martin Garnar. 
Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. 978-0-8389-1325-3.

Collecting several key documents and policy statements, this supplement to the ninth edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual traces a history of ALA’s commitment to fighting censorship. An introductory essay by Judith Krug and Candace Morgan, updated by OIF Director Barbara Jones, sketches out an overview of ALA policy on intellectual freedom. An important resource, this volume includes documents which discuss such foundational issues as
  • The Library Bill of Rights
  • Protecting the freedom to read
  • ALA’s Code of Ethics
  • How to respond to challenges and concerns about library resources
  • Minors and internet activity
  • Meeting rooms, bulletin boards, and exhibits
  • Copyright
  • Privacy, including the retention of library usage records
(book description)