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Public Library Collections in the Balance: Censorship, Inclusivity, and Truth

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Public Library Collections in the Balance: Censorship, Inclusivity, and Truth

Public Library Collections in the Balance: Censorship, Inclusivity, and Truth by Jennifer Downey
English | July 25, 2017 | ISBN: 1440849641 | EPUB | 203 pages | 1.9 MB

A fascinating and informative read for librarians, library staff, and MLIS students, this book offers practical information and professional guidelines to examine current issues in censorship and libraries while also enabling readers to consider their own opinions about intellectual freedom and censorship.

• Helps librarians and students better understand the intellectual freedom issues and controversies most common to public libraries and put them into the context of real-world situations

• Challenges readers to examine their professional and personal feelings on controversial topics fairly and thoughtfully, with the intent of evolving the library profession

• Offers a big-picture approach covering the many facets of censorship (including the seldom-discussed issue of self-censorship) and presents information on alternative review sources and publishers in order to develop well-balanced collections

• Serves as a continuing education source on a rarely discussed but often-encountered topic