Libraries, the First Amendment, and Cyberspace

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American Library Association, 2000 - 216 strani
In the library, the First Amendment is always with us. Whether we are providing meeting rooms to local groups, giving patrons access to cyberspace one-half hour at a time, or lending learning materials to children, the First Amendment is a vital part of why libraries even exist. However, it is the same Amendment that proves troublesome when it comes to providing all types of information to a diverse clientele: one person’s idea of literature is another person’s view of obscenity. When lines are drawn between censorship and access, librarians need to know how the First Amendment affects their role, the library’s services, and access. This volume answers the questions librarians most often have about the First Amendment and library services, and includes topics on which librarians must understand their rights and responsibilities.
 

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Libraries, the First Amendment, and cyberspace: what you need to know

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Difficult First Amendment issues for libraries are now further complicated by the growth of Internet access. What may be or may not be legal is hard for the librarian, library director, or library ... Celotno mnenje

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Questions and Answers about the First Amendment Sex Lies and Cyberspace
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Basic First Amendment Principles and Their Application to Libraries
25
The Sexual Conundrum
45
The Right to Offend
62
Religious Motivations and Library Use
72
Just between You and Your Librarian Library Confidentiality Laws
84
Workplace Issues Employee Free Speech and Harassment
92
Children Schools and the First Amendment
105
Guidelines for the Development and Implementation of Policies Regulations and Procedures Affecting Access to Library Materials Services and Facili...
176
Guidelines and Considerations for Developing a Public Library Internet Use Policy
180
Dealing with Concerns about Library Resources
188
Conducting a Challenge Hearing
191
Policy on Confidentiality of Library Records
196
Policy concerning Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information about Library Users
198
Glossary
201
Index
203

Cyberspace The Last Frontier
125
The Library Bill of Rights and Its Interpretations
147

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Stran 3 - Thus we consider this case against the background of a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials.
Stran 6 - The basic guidelines for the trier of fact must be: (a) whether "the average person, applying contemporary community standards...

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