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Perspectives on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Libraries
The suppression, restriction, destruction, or removal of resources deemed offensive or unacceptable.
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Creating Inclusive Spaces in Different Types of Libraries
Grace Turney (University of Missouri, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-7255-2.ch014
Abstract
This chapter explores five key components of building an inclusive library space: community, collection, environment/promotions, programming, and policies/staff. These components can be implemented in every type of library, including public, school, academic, special, and more. The “Community” section explains how to identify and connect with the library's community. The “Collection” portion explores building a diverse and inclusive collection of resources. The “Environments/Promotions” section discusses the library atmosphere, including signage, displays, and digital spaces. “Programming” explains how library programs can be designed and implemented to support justice, equity, and diversity. And “Staff and Policies” explores the rules and guidelines of the library for staff and patrons, as well as hiring and training staff for inclusivity and diversity.
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Standing Up to Book Challenges: Preparing to Defend Students' Right to Read
Censorship occurs when an authority or its representatives restricts or blocks access to information resources due to language, background, viewpoints, or authorship.
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Advocating for the Right to Read: Finding Support
An umbrella term for efforts intended to limit students’ or the public’s access to books in schools, libraries, and other institutions as well as in society at large.
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The Challenge of Democratization in Africa: From Digital Democracy to Digital Authoritarianism
The suppression and control of the circulation of information available in society. It is the regulation of mass or new media content deemed harmful to the censor (government or political elite). It encompasses the restriction and prohibition of the expression of thoughts on sociopolitical matters.
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Agent-Based Social Networks
Modification or suppression of speech or other public communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient as determined by a controlling body.
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Can We Talk About These Graphic Novels?: School Librarians, Censorship, and Comics
The suppression of information and ideas that some deem to be dangerous or offensive.
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Making Meaning of Maturity Ratings in Manga: A Multimodal Analysis
The removal of material because it is thought to be inappropriate or harmful to its potential viewers.
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Censorship in the Digital Age the World Over
The action or the use of authority to limit access to information that would otherwise be available in the public sphere. Censorship is often undertaken for concerns over morality, obscenity, blasphemy, or national security. It can be performed by individuals, groups, corporations, or governments and their agents.
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Trusting Teachers: Resisting Censorship and Recognizing Euphemisms in Educational Policy and Curriculum Development
Prohibiting access to materials for reasons ranging from personal or religious bias, to fear of lack of appropriateness or relevance in a certain setting.
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Censorship of Digital Resources Worldwide
The action or the use of authority to limit access to information that would otherwise be available in the public sphere. Censorship is often undertaken for concerns over morality, obscenity, blasphemy, or national security. It can be performed by individuals, groups, corporations, or governments and their agents.
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Sounds of Silence: Patterns of Censorship and Resources for Change With LGBTQ+ Texts
Prohibiting access to materials because of bias against content or fear of controversy.
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A Paradoxical World and the Role of Technology in Thana-Capitalism
It means the suppression of free speech rights or any right to express own ideas.
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Supporting Preservice Teachers to Explore School Censorship and Teacher Advocacy
The suppression of texts, words, images, and ideas that a group or person considers “offensive.”
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Fake News and Social Media Censorship: Examining the Librarian Role
The suppression of speech, public communication, or other information.
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The Role of Technology in Thana-Capitalism
It means the suppression of free speech rights or any right to express own ideas.
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Negative Impact of Ideology in Albanian Literature
An interference, usually a political one, or the concrete practice to forbid, to censure the artistic activity of authors; the attempt not to publish certain texts, interference.
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Peer-to-Peer Social Networks
Modification or suppression of speech or other public communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient as determined by a controlling body.
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