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By Kathy Barco,Valerie Nye

highbrow freedom is a center price of librarianship, yet struggling with to maintain arguable fabrics at the cabinets can occasionally suppose like a lonely conflict. and never all censorship controversies contain the general public objecting to a booklet within the collection—libraries are venues for monitors and conferences, and occasionally library employees themselves are tempted to preemptively censor a piece. these dealing with censorship demanding situations can locate help and thought during this publication, which compiles dozens of reports from library entrance strains. Edifying and enlightening, this collection

* Tells the tales of librarians who withstood tricky situations to champion highbrow freedom
* Touches on prickly concerns comparable to age-appropriateness, a few librarians’ temptation to preemptively censor, delicate cultural expressions, and illegal activity within the library
* offers case reviews of defenses that have been unsuccessful, so librarians dealing with comparable demanding situations can research from those defeats

There are fewer events extra tense in a librarian's expert existence than being in my view faced with a requirement to take away a e-book from the cabinets or no longer realizing how you can reply to other forms of censorship demanding situations. examining this booklet can help improve and tell these within the fray.

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