The New Inquisition: Understanding and Managing Intellectual Freedom Challenges (Google eBook)

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Libraries Unlimited, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 157 pages
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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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User Review  - Gina - Goodreads

A well written reference book for any librarian or other library staff. The author has personally experienced the examples provided. He offers an interesting approach to dealing with censorship challenges faced by many librarians. Examples are provided and how he dealt with them. Read full review

Review: The New Inquisition: Understanding and Managing Intellectual Freedom Challenges

User Review  - Katy - Goodreads

I really want to read this book, but what are the chances that I'll read this book over the summer when I didn't read it during the quarter for class like I was supposed to? Read full review

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About the author (2007)

JAMES LARUE is Director of the Douglas County Libraries in Colorado. He is a columnist and frequent contributor to local and national publications, and frequently speaks on the topic of censorship. His awards include: Colorado Librarian of the Year (1998), the Julie J. Boucher Award for Intellectual Freedom (2000), Castle Rock Business Person of the Year (2003), and the National Council of Teachers of English/Support for the Learning and Teaching of English Intellectual Freedom Award (2004).

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