PLA Program on IF: Interesting To Note

Anonymous Patron writes "The Public Library Association conference in Seattle in Feb. has a number of interesting pre-conference programs, including this one: "Defending Access With Confidence: A Practical Workshop on Intellectual Freedom." The program inlcudes, "Dealing with a challenge, whether it's a controversial book or full access to the Internet...Organizer and Presenter:
Catherine Lord, King County (Wash.)Library System"
More At ALA.org

There's just one, uh, slight problem here. King County just voted to comply with CIPA and scrap "full access to the Internet." Full Story."

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Censoring by libraries or librarians.

The difficulty is that if the library or a librarian does the censoring, the challenging of that particular kind of abridgement of intellectual freedom by library users/clientele is not given due process.

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