Monday, July 11, 2005

ALA Resolution on Threats to Library Materials

Given that some organizations want to censor the materials that libraries hold (in hardcopy or electronically), the American Library Association Council adopted this resolution on June 29, 2005. The Resolution on Threats to Library Materials Related to Sex, Gender Identity, or Sexual Orientation states that it is:

RESOLVED, that the American Library Association affirm the inclusion in library collections of materials that reflect the diversity of our society, including those related to sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the American Library Association encourage all American Library Association chapters to take active stands against all legislative or other government attempts to proscribe materials related to sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the American Library Association encourage all libraries to acquire and make available materials representative of all the people in our society.

Thanks to Bill Drew for pointing out this resolution to libraries in my region via a regional discussion list.

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