Intellectual Freedom for Libraries

Intellectual Freedom for Libraries

This course examines the historical and legal background of intellectual freedom in libraries as well as current trends and topics. The course discusses the many challenges to the concept and practice of intellectual freedom from technological to political to legal. Students learn how to articulate, promote, and defend intellectual freedom policies as a key component of professional practice in all types of library and information services.

Class Name Intellectual Freedom for Libraries
Host School Rutgers University
Class Identifier 17:610:584
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Nancy Kranich
Course Tool (Online) eCollege
Class Description This course examines the historical and legal background of intellectual freedom in libraries as well as current trends and topics. The course discusses the many challenges to the concept and practice of intellectual freedom from technological to political to legal. Students learn how to articulate, promote, and defend intellectual freedom policies as a key component of professional practice in all types of library and information services.
Class Disclaimer None
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date September 2nd, 2014 - December 19th, 2014
Start and End Time
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Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day September 2nd, 2014
Residency Start and End Date No Residency