Saturday, April 23, 2005


Library Board Eliminates Bill of Rights

The Johnson County Library Board voted Wednesday to remove from its collections policy adherence to the American Library Association's “bill of rights.”

James Berger, a board member who voted for the change, said the library association guidelines stripped the library board of the ability to safeguard children from objectionable material, such as pornography.

Terry Goodman, a banker and member of the Overland Park City Council, said the action ran contrary to the philosophical underpinnings of library science and sent a message that was inappropriate, unfair and unfortunate.

Read more in an article by Finn Bullers in the Kansas City Star.


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