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Censorship and the American Library: The American Library Association's Response to Threats to Intellectual Freedom, 1939-1969 (Contributions in Librarianship and Information Science)

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By placing its professional expertise in the service of maintaining the democratic values of free expression and pluralism, American librarianship not only defended its professional autonomy in the area of book selection, but also developed an ideology of intellectual freedom and claimed its defense as a central jurisdiction. This volume charts the library profession's jou ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published November 25th 1996 by Greenwood Press
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I had to read this book for my seminar on intellectual freedom this semester. It's a lot of information packed in to 162 pages of text. It's very interesting to see how the ALA changed their approach to intellectual freedom - from the establishment of the Library Bill of Rights to different offices used to uphold the bill and intellectual freedom.
Kristin
Jan 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
A good resources on censorship, intellectual freedom, and the ALA's shifting role from arbiters of "taste" to defenders of access.
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