RE: [Videolib] Film Series and Alexandra's Project

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Wed, 02 Mar 2005 17:29:33 -0800

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Wait...doesn't the ALA IFM say not to label at all?

The American Library Association opposes labeling as a means of
predisposing people's attitudes toward library materials.

Prejudicial labels are designed to restrict access, based on a value
judgment that the content, language or themes of the material, or the
background or views of the creator(s) of the material, render it
inappropriate or offensive for all or certain groups of users. The
prejudicial label is used to warn, discourage or prohibit users or certain
groups of users from accessing the material. Such labels may be used to
remove materials from open shelves to restricted locations where access
depends on staff intervention.

http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=interpretations&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=8657

Gary

At 04:24 PM 3/2/2005 -0800, you wrote:
>The ALA Intellectual Freedom Manual should have some guidelines on how to
>handle labels.

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

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"Movies are poems, a holy bible, the great mother of us."
--Ted Berrigan
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Wait...doesn't the ALA IFM say not to label at all?


The American Library Association opposes labeling as a means of predisposing people's attitudes toward library materials.

Prejudicial labels are designed to restrict access, based on a value judgment that the content, language or themes of the material, or the background or views of the creator(s) of the material, render it inappropriate or offensive for all or certain groups of users. The prejudicial label is used to warn, discourage or prohibit users or certain groups of users from accessing the material. Such labels may be used to remove materials from open shelves to restricted locations where access depends on staff intervention.

http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=interpretations&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=8657

Gary


At 04:24 PM 3/2/2005 -0800, you wrote:

The ALA Intellectual Freedom Manual  should have some guidelines on how to handle labels.

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

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"Movies are poems, a holy bible, the great mother of us."
               --Ted Berrigan

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