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Creating Policy To Address Challenges to Displays, Exhibits, Meeting Room Use, and Materials. Resources for libraries to review and create policy and guidelines for challenges library displays, exhibits, meeting room use, and materials

The following resources are provided by the PLA Public Policies in Public Libraries committee as a starting place for consideration while creating effective policies and guidelines to manage challenges. There are many more examples and these are but a sample of what is available. Inclusion in the list should not constitute endorsement by PLA or the committee.

Legal Issues to Consider, State and Federal Laws and Regulations: [1]

Risk Factors:

Sample/Model Policies: Clearwater Public Library

Articles to Check Out: Barbara Pickell and Grayson Barber, The Klan Wants to Meet at the Library - What do I do Now? Elements of a Good Meeting Room Policy[2]

Mary Minow, Who's In and Who's Out? Library Meeting Rooms and Exhibit Space Policy, Info People webcast July 18, 2002 including handout with court cases updated May 9, 2004. [3]

Management: Issues: Censorship, Challenges, and Reconsideration, [http:eduscapes.com/seeds/management/censor.html]

Stories from Other Libraries:

Where to Get Professional Help: The American Library Association Office of Intellectual Freedom (ALA OIF)[4] provides extensive assistance. Included in the ALA OIF site are the following articles: The Censor: Motives and Tactics, [5]

Coping With Challenges, [6]

Conducting a Challenge Hearing, [7]

Guidelines for the Development and Implementation of Policies, Regulations and Procedures Affecting Access to Library Materials, Services and Facilities, http://www.ala.org/

State Intellectual Freedom Committee Chairs, [8]

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