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By Pat R. Scales

Pat Scales makes use of her event and services to supply an highbrow freedom identify adapted to the college library atmosphere. This identify offers a few situations within which highbrow freedom is in danger and includes:case reviews that supply narrative therapy of universal events adapted in your library variety; effortless and motivating how one can organize new hires for dealing with highbrow freedom concerns; sidebars during the booklet that supply pattern regulations, definitions of key phrases, and research of significant statutes and judgements; and, targeted info on how one can deal with demanding situations to fabrics on your assortment.

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I’m saying the particular theme and the purpose of the book was, I thought, very shallow. ” Hinkle believed that the book was shallow because: “There’s not a whole lot of in-depth thought or consideration about the particular subject matter. It seemed to have one goal . . to say that it’s okay to be gay, don’t worry about it. That seemed to be thrust. ” Hinkle believes that in his community, one must be heterosexual in order to meet community moral standards. Hinkle also voted to remove the book because he believed that if the book had been left on the shelf, the public would perceive that as the school board’s endorsement or advocation of a homosexual lifestyle.

Because an item is selected does not mean the school library media specialist endorses or promotes it. She is simply helping the library fulfill its mission of providing information with all points of view. The same criteria should be used in selecting these materials as in selecting all other materials. Booklist, School Library Journal, and VOYA have at times featured gay/ lesbian materials for children and young adults. Refer to back issues of these review sources to begin building a solid collection of gay/lesbian materials.

853, 863–65, 73 L. Ed. 2d 435, 102 S. Ct. 2799 (1982) (citing Meyer v. S. 390, 402, 67 L. Ed. 1042, 43 S. Ct. 625 [1923] and Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community Sch. S. 503, 507, 21 L. Ed. 2d 731, 89 S. Ct. 733 [1969]). In Pico, the United States Supreme Court addressed the very issue that confronts the court in the present case: Does the First Amendment impose any limitations upon the discretion of school officials to remove library books from high school and junior high libraries? In a plurality opinion, the Court concluded there are limits.

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