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New Inquisition Understanding and Managing Intellectual Freedom Challenges

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ISBN-10: 1591582857

ISBN-13: 9781591582854

Edition: 2007

Authors: James LaRue

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How can you become an effective advocate for intellectual freedom and patron privacy while maintaining a positive relationship with diverse elements of your community? Drawing on his experience as library director, this author advocates assuming a proactive role in every library function, from collection building to community outreach. This approach helps you understand the people who challenge library materials--as individuals and as members of various groups--turning enemies into allies, and building an intellectual, freedom-friendly community. You'll learn what materials get challenged and why and how you can effectively respond to challenges while meeting diverse community needs. Here…    
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 4/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 172
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Introduction: The Blue Line
The Need for and Purpose of This Book
Scope and Audience
Background: A Historical Perspective
History of Censorship: The Burning of Books
The Constitution and the First Amendment: Foundations of Intellectual Freedom
The Library Bill of Rights
But What about the Children?
Religion and Libraries
Big 16
Focus on the Family
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
The Difference between FOF and the Mormons
Reading with the Enemy
Types and Life Cycles
Public Education: A Profile
Focus on the Family: Redefining the Mission
Anything Goes?
Responding to Challenges
Who Are They?
The Initial Response
The Written Responses: Letters
When the Issue Doesn't Die
Beyond the Basics: Taking It to the Street
The Pyramid Model
Geographic Information Systems
Becoming a Player
The Rubber Chicken Circuit
Public Speaking and Writing
Using Your Reputation
Newspaper Columns
Other Media
Professional Activity
Conclusion: The Fourth Turning?
Kid Stuff
I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag...
Tancredo and Immigration
There Is Always a New, a Next Inquisition
References and Resources
Reference List
Intellectual Freedom Resources