Library Trends 63 (1) Summer 2014: New Perspectives on Intellectual Freedom [Restricted]

 

Library Trends 63 (1) Summer 2014: New Perspectives on Intellectual Freedom (Restricted). Edited by Mark McCallon.

It is with great appreciation to the contributing authors that we present this issue of Library Trends entitled, “New Perspectives on Intellectual Freedom.” This issue is an outgrowth of the June 24, 2012, American Library Association Library History Round Table Research Forum that took place in Anaheim, California. The authors of these papers presented their perspectives on the history of intellectual freedom as evidenced in the concerns and actions of libraries, librarians, and library associations. Additionally, two other contributors were asked to provide their viewpoints on issues regarding intellectual freedom, and Louise Robbins, author of some of the most important works in the area of intellectual freedom and librarianship, was kind enough to write the introduction to the volume. A collection of fresh writings that focus on matters of intellectual freedom should enliven scholarly communication about our rights as citizens and the library’s role in helping rising generations to secure those rights and build communities and societies that endure.


Library Trends (ISSN 0024-2594) is an essential tool for librarians and educators alike. Each issue thoroughly explores a current topic of interest in professional librarianship and includes practical applications, thorough analyses, and literature reviews. The journal is published quarterly for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science by The Johns Hopkins University Press. For subscription information, call 800-548-1784 (410-516-6987 outside the U.S. and Canada), email jlorder [at] jhupress.jhu.edu, or visit www.press.jhu.edu/journals.


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  • Asato, Noriko (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2014)
    Traditionally the concept of intellectual freedom has developed out of the perspective of users’ rights to access library materials. The American Library Association (ALA) codified this with the Library Bill of Rights, ...

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  • Latham, Joyce M. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2014)
    The “Fiske Report” is the popular title for a study conducted in the late 1950s under the auspices of the University of California School of Librarianship with the financial support of the Fund for the Republic, a liberal ...

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  • Campbell, Douglas (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2014)
    This paper chronicles and examines the development of the idea of intellectual freedom within the context of the American Libraries Association (ALA), specifically how events and statements related to censorship and free ...

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  • Novotny, Eric (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2014)
    In the first decades of the twentieth century, the Chicago Public Library employed a brand of casual candid censorship embraced by its peers. In 1910 the Chicago Tribune favorably reported on a so-called “Book Inferno” in ...

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  • Knox, Emily (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2014)
    One of the more confusing aspects of contemporary librarianship is its support for collecting “all sides” in its institutions while, at the same time, arguing for the positive nature of reading for all. This article focuses ...

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