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New Inquisition Understanding and Managing Intellectual Freedom Challenges

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 are stories from the frontlines, practical guidelines on policies and procedures as well as common-sense tips on how to maintain your cool while dealing with specific groups or individuals--all presented with common sense and humor. If you have been struggling with challenges and wonder how you can uphold your ideals while dealing with harsh realities, this is the book you have been waiting for.
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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

Acknowledgments
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
Definitions
The Constitution and the First Amendment: Foundations of Intellectual Freedom
The Library Bill of Rights
But What about the Children?
Obscenity
Religion and Libraries
Big 16
Madonna
Focus on the Family
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
The Difference between FOF and the Mormons
Reading with the Enemy
Generations
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
Politics
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
Appendix
Letters
Columns
References and Resources
Reference List
Intellectual Freedom Resources
Index