Thursday, July 21, 2016

Collection development vs. censorship

Critical analysis of a book’s suitability for a library is not censorship. At “Reading While White,” Megan Schliesman talks about the work and factors involved in selecting books. Schliesman emphasizes it isn’t “censorship” when a library worker challenges stereotypes in a book. One must consider the context, the variety of factors behind a decision to reject a book, instead of issuing blanket statements of “censorship.”

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