Library Bill of Rights

The Library Bill of Rights is the American Library Association's statement expressing the rights of library users to intellectual freedom and the expectations the association places on libraries to support those rights. The Association's Council has adopted a number of interpretations of the document applying it to various library policies.

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Library Bill Of Rights - Criticism
... Shirley Wiegand, professor emeritus of law at Marquette University, asserts that the Library Bill of Rights uses rhetoric disconnected from the legal understanding of "rights ... The Library Bill of Rights has no such force or backing, because it is simply a statement of principles ... Wiegand argues that the Library Bill of Rights (and the accompanying rhetoric) needs to be supplanted by a code well-grounded in the case law and language of the First Amendment and ...
Forrest Spaulding - Library Bill of Rights
... In 1938, as concerns regarding censorship mounted, Spaulding wrote a library bill of rights ... He presented it before the Des Moines library board and it was passed by the board as a proclamation that they would not give in to pressures to censor items from ... In the State Library of Iowa’s biography Forrest Spaulding it is noted that in 1940 he was challenged regarding his library's copy of Hitler's Mein Kampf ...

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