Title

Intellectual Freedom: Challenges and Responsibilities of Seventh-day Adventist Academic Libraries

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Abstract

A survey was conducted among Library Directors in Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) colleges and universities around the world to learn how Seventh- day Adventist librarians view and define intellectual freedom, whether SDA libraries are having censorship challenges to library materials, and what policies and procedures are used to resolve the challenges. It was found that the majority of libraries surveyed have had materials challenged, most often because of differences in religious theological beliefs or strong language. A comparison made between this study and Hippenhammer’s (1993) survey of Christian college libraries showed significant differences in the following areas: written selection policy, reasons for materials challenges, and group submitting challenges. © 2003, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Journal Title

Journal of Research on Christian Education

Volume

12

Issue

2

First Page

171

Last Page

192

DOI

10.1080/10656210309484950

First Department

Library Sciences

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