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IF Resources

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     Not Censorship but Selection by Lester Asheim -- Wilson Library Quarterly, 28, 9/1953

     A Dirty Little Secret: Self-Censoship by Debry Lau Whelan -- SLJ 2/1/2009

     What Johnny Can't Read by Suzanne Fisher Staples -- The Alan Review, Winter 1996 (vol.23,no.6)

     Librarians and Censorship: The Ethical Imperative by Charlene C. Cain.  Louisiana Libraries, Winter 2006.



     Moving Toward a Method to Test for Self-Censorship by School Media Specialists.  Ken P. Coley, 2002.


ALA Presentation Handouts: Walk the Line : the Fine Line Between Selection and Censorship (presenters included New Rochelle's Ken Petrilli)

                  addresses selection issues in graphic novels, urban fiction, music, non-fiction and religion (scroll down page to 10:30 slot for handout links)



The Basics of Library Intellectual Freedom:

     Code of Ethics - American Library Association (ALA)

     Library Bill of Rights - ALA

     Interpretations of the Library Bill of Rights - ALA

     Freedom to Read Statement - ALA

     Libraries : an American Value - ALA

     Notable First Amendment Court Cases


NYLA's Intellectual Freedom Manual


Collection Development

     Policy samples:

          Scarsdale Public Library


Challenges To Books & Other Library Materials : links to comprehensive and helfpul informatiion (ALA)

     Sample procedure : Pikes Peak Public Library

     Sample Request for Reconsideration : Northeast Iowa Library Service Area

     Sample Statement of Concern About Library Resources : Outagamie Waupaca Library System


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