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Adopted in the late 1930s, the Library Bill of Rights grounded the profession in the core value of intellectual freedom. This core value was challenged in the 1930s, the 1960s, the 1990s, and again in recent years by calls for social responsibility within our ranks. The re-occurrent discomfort...
For the first time in the history of Canadian library education, intellectual freedom courses are part of the curriculum. In September 2000, Dr. Ann Curry introduced a course entitled \"Current Trends in Library and Information Service: Issues in Intellectual Freedom\" at the School of Library,...
Reclaiming Ethics, Decolonizing Libraries: Exploring a New Intersectional Framework for Allyship and Ethical PracticeDownload
The intersection between Indigenous allyship, intellectual freedom, and social responsibility lies on unsteady ground and is understudied in LIS literature. This presentation employs critical analysis to explore where the tension lies between these concepts and forwards a new interdisciplinary...
This article builds on several prior informal publications that delve into my experiences teaching a course on intellectual freedom and social responsibility in librarianship in the context of the North American library and information studies curriculum. Here, I extend those discussions into a...
This article investigates the later philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein from the perspective of Intellectual Freedom in librarianship. The article argues that Intellectual Freedom tends to be informed by individualism and linguistic idealism. This in turn limits IF to advocacy rather than social...
IFLA adopted its Multicultural Library Manifesto in 2008. Meanwhile, contemporary scholarship in library and information studies suggests that North American Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) graduates are not completing their degrees with a solid foundation in the core library...