Freedom to Read Week: The Strength of Librarianship in a Fragile World

Sarnek, Toni
February 2006
Feliciter;2006, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p18
The article deals with the issue about intellectual freedom in librarianship. The broad concept of intellectual freedom has been an important and necessary step in the evolution of librarianship into the 21st century. Understanding of intellectual freedom at present transcends struggles over classic challenges to library resources as well as more controversies around open Internet policies.


Related Articles

  • Life Learning In The Internet Age. Wessling, Suki // Life Learning Magazine;Mar/Apr2013, p16 

    In the article, the author's views are presented related to the role of Internet in freedom of knowledge and information in home schooling in the Internet Age. She mentions that the Internet allows communities to share their interest and experience. She further mentions that the online learning...

  • ALA joins publishers, other in anti-censorship campaign.  // American Libraries;Jun90, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p598 

    Discusses how the American Library Association (ALA) sponsored an anti-censorship advertisement that appeared in various publications such as 'USA Today' and the 'New York Times.' Consideration of how the Magazine Publishers of America and the Freedom to Read Foundation signed the ad.

  • Next generation Freedom of Information - from 'pull' to 'push': a comparative study. Lidberg, Johan // Australian Journalism Review;Jul2015, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p81 

    Access to information remains a fundamental provision in the practice of journalism, regardless of the disruptive transformations currently being experienced by the profession and the industry. The quality of reportage is directly linked to the quality of "un-spun" information journalists can...

  • REFLECTIONS ON ACADEMIC BOYCOTTS. Benjamin, Ernst // Academe;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 92 Issue 5, p80 

    The article presents some reflections on academic boycott. One counter-argument, explored in some of the papers, maintains that the principle of academic freedom does in itself offer guidance in those instances in which academic freedom has been violated. In these instances, the argument...

  • Academic Freedom and Tenure. Tierney, William G. // Journal of Higher Education;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 75 Issue 2, p161 

    Focuses on the issue on how tenure and academic freedom are portrayed in novels about academic life. Importance of novels in the understanding of public attitudes about a topic such as academic freedom; Significance of novels in the representation of academic life; Suggestion by the author that...

  • It's My Opinion! Defining Intellectual Freedom. Cornelisen, Wendy // Tennessee Libraries;2010, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p5 

    The article presents the author's opinion on the meaning of intellectual freedom. The author insists that intellectual freedom should be a guiding principle for libraries when they update their collection development policy, sets loan rules, and figure out computer use guidelines. According to...

  • Why Aaron Mattered. Wales, Lauren // Life Learning Magazine;Mar/Apr2013, p13 

    The article focuses on the issue of the value, control, and purpose of knowledge. It discusses the role of power structure such as government, companies and academic institutions that limit the freedom to knowledge and information. The article also explores the author's experience as an activist...

  • Is Freedom Academic? Radhakrishnan, R. // Works & Days;2008/2009, Vol. 26/27, p501 

    The article focuses on the concept of academic freedom. According to the author, the problematic of Freedom is the uneasy and contingent relationship between the desire for freedom and the choice that such a desire is constrained to make. In connection, he also notes that the term academic...

  • Afterword: On Truth and Profit in an Extra-Moral Sense. Downing, David B. // Works & Days;2008/2009, Vol. 26/27, p581 

    The article focuses on several essays presented within the issue that focused on academic freedom. According to the author, the point made by the contributors is that any genuine education, one can determine to be the truth with misinformation. He also notes that people can only get at the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics