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Published by Young Adult Services Division, American Library Association in [Chicago, Ill .
Written in English


  • Children"s rights -- United States.,
  • Censorship -- United States.,
  • Young adults -- Books and reading -- United States.

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ContributionsAmerican Library Association. Young Adult Services Division.
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Pagination9 pieces.
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Open LibraryOL20643822M

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  It guides understanding of intellectual freedom in the public library. The document also references court cases that ruled in favor of youth’s First Amendment rights. Access to Resources and Services in the School Library: This interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights was last revised in It guides understanding of intellectual Author: Mou Chakraborty.   A commitment to intellectual freedom transforms your library. ALA actively advocates and educates in defense of intellectual freedom—the rights of library users to read, seek information, and speak freely as guaranteed by the First Amendment. Intellectual freedom is a core value of the library profession, and a basic right in our democratic society. A publicly supported library provides . In brief: Intellectual freedom and equal access to information are central to libraries’ mission, but libraries often fail to consider the intellectual freedom needs of teenage patrons, or lump teen patrons in with children in conversations of intellectual freedom. Intellectual freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. It provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause or movement may be explored.

  Intellectual Freedom is the protection of the rights to read, to listen, to write, and to speak beliefs and opinions. Children also have these rights. Defense of a child’s right to Intellectual Freedom is never meant to supplant or override a parent’s wishes, but rather as a tool for all parents and caregivers to help their children grow.   Books Jordan’s Reading List. One of the benefits of interviewing the world’s most interesting people is being able to grow a library of equally interesting reads. Here’s a carefully curated list of Jordan’s favorites. When you buy a book using these links it .   The blog is managed and edited by staff of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom for use within the library profession and the public to raise awareness of time-sensitive news, issues in the field, upcoming events, helpful resources, and the work of members that is related to intellectual freedom, professional ethics, privacy, or the mission. MISSION: Indiana Library Federation leads, educates and advocates to advance libra ry se rvices for the benefit of Indiana residents. VISION: Through access to responsive and innovative libraries, Ind iana residents have the knowledge and skills to thrive.

The Young Adult Library Services (YALSA) has tailored this book specifically for these situations, providing much-needed guidance on the highly charged topic of intellectual freedom for teens. Among the issues addressed are How to prepare yourself and your staff for potential challenges by developing a thoughtful selection policy and response plan.   Intellectual Freedom and the Rights of Youth - Information Packet. ALA, Burress, Lee and Edward B. Jenkinson (Eds.). The Students' Right to Know. National Council of Teachers of English, Committee on Bias and Censorship. Censorship: Don't Let It Become an Issue in Your School. National Council of Teachers of English.   Holly Eberle is the Youth Technology Librarian at the Algonquin Area Public Library District in northern Illinois and a member of the Intellectual Freedom Committee. She received her MLIS from the University of Illinois in December Her passion for the intellectual freedom rights of youth began in kindergarten when her elementary school library pulled the Goosebumps series off . These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.