STORIES... the background:
Local libraries are notorious for rigidly following the guidelines and
advice offered by the American Library Association--an
organization which promotes itself as being the "keeper and protector" of
first amendment rights. Their excesses and failures to respond to the
demands of the local public need to be exposed.
The current battle in this regard has to do with protecting
patrons from incidental exposure to pornography on public library computers.
though children or youth computers may be protected, a casual walk through
the adult section may bring undesired (or even shocking) results. Someone
has said, "Can't the public
protest to the individual library/librarian rather than requiring
action from congress or state legislatures?" The answer
The autocratic library directors, boards, and librarians of many libraries
listened. That's why we must pursue legislated internet filtering.
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