Annotated Bibliography of Challenged Material Policies in Libraries

  • Matthew Murray 2015 Graduate, UBC School of Library, Archival & Information Studies
Keywords: librarians, libraries, censorship

Abstract

While few librarians or libraries want to deal with the reality of patrons submitting challenges to material held in their collections, it is a reality of the position of libraries in our communities that this will happen. Because this is an area that can lead to poor representations of libraries in both the media and the general public consciousness, it is important for libraries to have fully developed policies to deal with all aspects of these challenges. This article looks at why a library needs these policies, and examines various resources concerning them.

Author Biography

Matthew Murray, 2015 Graduate, UBC School of Library, Archival & Information Studies
Matthew Murray is a 2015 graduate of UBC's School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies. He is interested in makerspaces in libraries, zines in libraries, comics in libraries, gaming in libraries, and lots of other stuff.
Published
2016-04-16
Section
Articles