Opposing censorship in difficult times

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-276
Number of pages9
JournalLibrary Quarterly
Volume87
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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