Intellectual Freedom

Administration of School Media Centers- Grace Johnson

Define Principals

The ALA states that Intellectual freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. It provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause or movement may be explored.

Principals of Intellectual Freedoms

First Amendment and Intellectual Freedom

Affects of intellectual freedom and First Amendment lays at the that protects right of the patrons. The First Amendment also outlines how the intellectual freedom must be protected from censorship. Patrons have the right free speech and press as written in the First Amendment.

School Library Media Program and Intellectual Freedom

School districts are required to include policies protect the rights of students to read.A district must also have measures in place to protect individual school libraries from censorship. Media specialist should seek out policies created by a district to protects a students right to read
The Reading Bill of Rights - A Child's Right to Read


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