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When confronting dilemmas involving materials selection, access to library resources, patron privacy, filtering, censorship, services to English language learners, and other issues, a school librarian may need to review the intellectual freedom principles defined and analyzed in the manual's essays and policy statements. In the essay "Minors' First Amendment Rights to Access Information," Freedom to Read Foundation legal counsel Theresa Chmara uses landmark court cases to lay out how minors have been accorded the legal right to "receive information" in school libraries in any format including Internet resources (ALA 2010).
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