Librarians Fighting many battles
Steve Fesenmaier writes \"The Charleston Daily Mail, the evening Republican newspaper, reprinted the recent West Coast story on activist librarians. Five days latter the Charleston Gazette, the morning Democratic newspaper, wrote an editorial, \"Librarians Fighting many battles.\"
They said, in part, today\'s librarians are more apt to be making noise than shushing anyone, we have led opposition to unfair copyright laws, and an anti-pornography law that would require content filtering on Internet computers in libraries.
The ALA\'s agenda is not radical or extremist. Librarians are opposed to censorship, so they oppose attempts to mandate that they limit what adult patrons may access from library computers. \"
This was from the Thursday December 5, 2002 issue, you\'ll need a subscription to Read It Online.