Chapter Report: Children, the Internet, and Filtering
Watkins, Christine, American Libraries
A friend who works for a public-relations firm recently reported that a corporate sponsor was concerned about supporting a state library association by carrying ads for a summer reading program on their products. The sponsor thought the words "library association" might make people think it was supporting the American Library Association, as portrayed negatively on Dr. Laura's radio show (AL, June/July 1999, p. 56).
My friend wanted to know if anything similar had happened at ALA. My own experience has been with funders who seem to think libraries and the things they stand for are worth supporting. That may be at least in part because of who they are--publishers, media companies, and information-industry people who tend to articulate many of the same values as part of their own professional code.
It's pretty easy to tell where you stand when you're all standing in the same place. But if you're not in one spot, simply standing …
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Publication information: Article title: Chapter Report: Children, the Internet, and Filtering. Contributors: Watkins, Christine - Author. Magazine title: American Libraries. Volume: 31. Issue: 4 Publication date: April 2000. Page number: 14. © 1984 American Library Association. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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