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What are some political/social issues involving libraries?

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Censorship and intellectual freedom, e formating and scanning in information to view andread not in the library itself-a HUGE trend ( its actually called the hidden ebook revolution- no library saw it coming on how big the trend was going to be ) internet filters on library computers. In a perfect world bubble, a person could watch porn on a library computer and it would be supported by the first amendment. Thanks to government oversight this will never happen ( but could in a philosophical argument for freedom of expression). How to best serve patrons who *don't* come into the library, outreach to home bound people, limited English speaking patrons,( a few kids books in spanish and bilingual storytime doesn't cut it) representing all groups and at equal standing no matter how unpopular the group or opinion may be. I would love to see a display of LGBTQ material in the local library. Where I'm from, there are many Mormons and the LGBTQ display would raise many hackles with those people ( though not all of them) but a significant amount of complaints. These decisions a library director has to make to keep their funding from donations and the govt and serve their patrons adequately. Hope that helps- I took a graduate level Library and Information class. sorry I'm jumping all over the place it's kinda late.

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