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Title:Opposing censorship in difficult times
Author(s):Knox, Emily J.M.
Subject(s):intellectual freedom, censorship, policy, librarianship
Abstract:What does it mean to support intellectual freedom under the new administration? How do we uphold our values when many will disagree with the information provided in our institutions? In this short essay I offer a summary of my research on book challengers to better understand why people attempt to censor information. I then argue that, to move forward, librarians and other information professionals must recommit to supporting the principles of intellectual freedom, the code of ethics, and the values of librarianship; review policies; and know their communities—local, state, and national.
Issue Date:2017
Citation Info:Knox, E.J.M. (2017). Opposing censorship in difficult times. The Library Quarterly, 87(3), 268-276.
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-01-03

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