True Stories of Censorship Battles in America's Libraries by Kathy Barco,Valerie Nye

By Kathy Barco,Valerie Nye

highbrow freedom is a middle price of librarianship, yet battling to maintain debatable fabrics at the cabinets can occasionally believe like a lonely conflict. and never all censorship controversies contain the general public objecting to a publication within the collection—libraries are venues for monitors and conferences, and infrequently library employees themselves are tempted to preemptively censor a piece. these dealing with censorship demanding situations can locate aid and proposal during this publication, which compiles dozens of news from library entrance strains. Edifying and enlightening, this collection

* Tells the tales of librarians who withstood tough situations to champion highbrow freedom
* Touches on prickly matters reminiscent of age-appropriateness, a few librarians’ temptation to preemptively censor, delicate cultural expressions, and criminal activity within the library
* provides case reviews of defenses that have been unsuccessful, so librarians dealing with related demanding situations can examine from those defeats

There are fewer occasions extra demanding in a librarian's expert lifestyles than being individually faced with a requirement to take away a publication from the cabinets or now not understanding find out how to reply to different kinds of censorship demanding situations. analyzing this publication can help enhance and tell these within the fray.

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