Intellectual Freedom: An Enduring and All-Embracing Concept
"The First and Fourth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution are integral to American librarianship. They are the basis of the concept librarians call intellectual freedom. Intellectual freedom accords to all library users the right to seek and receive information on all subjects from all points of view without restriction and without having the subject of one's interest examined or scrutinized by others."
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Online resources cited in this chapter
- "Public Libraries and Intellectual Freedom," by Gordon Conable
- "Lessons School Librarians Teach Others," Doug Johnson
- "School Library Media Centers and Intellectual Freedom," By Pat Scales
- "Academic Libraries and Intellectual Freedom," by Barbara M. Jones
- "Federal Libraries and Intellectual Freedom," by Bernadine Abbott Hoduski
- American Association of University Professors, "1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure," October 26, 2006
Content from previous editions of the Intellectual Freedom Manual