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Libraries in private universities and colleges that want to ensure intellectual freedom in the library can do so by adopting binding policies that protect free inquiry, the right to receive information, and the right to privacy. Additional Resources California Education Code §94367 (“The Leonard Law”) Corry v. Leland Stanford Junior University, No. 740309 (Cal. Super. Feb. htm. Pruneyard Shopping Ctr. v. S. S. 1980) State v. J. J. 1980) introduction 39 Outline of This Book This book now proceeds with five chapters that explain, in real-world, practical terms, how academic librarians can promote their professional values on an operational level, within a campus context that is not always responsive to or aware of the ideals of intellectual freedom.

Horowitz’s orga­nization is lobbying for state legislative oversight of course content and faculty appointments, in order to ensure intellectual diversity on campuses. That is why ALA joined higher-education orga­nizations in opposing the ABOR. Passed in January 2006, an ALA Council resolution argues that academic institutions—without government oversight—have already established their own structures for grievances, promotion, and tenure and that the ABOR creates unnecessary, extra-academic standards.

24 Students, too, are challenging the ABOR initiative. org) is one example of a student “push-back” site. Libraries, of course, are affected by the debate about academic freedom in terms of collections, information literacy instruction, and reference ser­vices; it has been argued that even a book’s classification within a call number structure is an ideological act. Academic librarians need to monitor this ongoing discourse, because Horowitz’s group could easily decide to target academic library collections and instruction.

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