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Association of Jewish Libraries

1994

Educational Administration and Supervision

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Writing Library Policy To Avoid Challenges In Jewish School Libraries, Marjorie Rosenthal Sep 1994

Writing Library Policy To Avoid Challenges In Jewish School Libraries, Marjorie Rosenthal

Judaica Librarianship

The issue of intellectual freedom and its maintenance under the onslaught of those whose personal priorities and agendas dictate the censorship of library materials, is not one that is confined to any one type of institution. Challenges to textbooks and library books have increased alarmingly in the last few years in public and private, religious as well as secular, schools and libraries in our society to the point where librarians must question the possibility of controversy in titles on the Holocaust, along with the more traditional confrontations over sex and witchcraft.

What is the psychology behind this insidious trend? What ...