Tuesday, September 2, 2008

ALA Admits Media Manipulation - Endnote Hyperlinks Provided for St. Louis MetroVoice Cover Story by SafeLibraries

The American Library Association [ALA] has publicly admitted to media manipulation, not in so many words, of course. ALA leadership has displayed how it works nationally to defeat local efforts to restore local control to public libraries. Citizens and media alike should bear this in mind next time a community is having trouble shaking off ALA control over the public or school library. I wrote about this, including the ALA's smoking gun, and now I am just providing hyperlinks for the endnotes in the original story.

My above the fold, full spread article in the St. Louis MetroVoice can be found online at: "Who's Controlling County Libraries: Taxpayers or the ALA? New Teen Sections at County Libraries Stocked with Sexually Explicit Materials," by Dan Kleinman, St. Louis MetroVoice, 21 August 2008. It is over 4,000 words and has 27 endnotes.

Here are the hyperlinks for the endnotes for anyone's convenience. By the way, the email text backed up by endnote #12 is the number one smoking gun. I could not find the article in endnote #4 still accessible online, hence no hyperlink.


(1) “Gaming @ Your Library 2008,” American Library Association, 18 April 2008.
http://www.ala.org/gaming/ (Accessed 9 August 2008). Document ID: 463962.

(2) http://www.slcl.org/branches/db/

(3) “Innocence Lost at the Library,” by Erika Paul, Missouri Eagle Forum Eagle Watch, Summer 2008.
http://www.moeagle.org/moeagle/pdf/MEFNsummer2008.pdf (Accessed 9 August 2008).

(4) “Library Director Charles Pace said they do have the displays with the types of materials in question in stock; however, he said that personnel were not authorized to place them where they were placed. He said that library officials will carefully look at the materials and will determine in a matter of a few weeks if they will be moved to another part of the library. He said there are approximately 17 books to review and they will look at the work as a whole.”
“Residents Concerned About Sexually Explicit Materials at County Library,” by Ted Dixon, Jr., West Newsmagazine, 19 September 2007.

(5) “St. Louis Library Accuses Patron of Creating Controversial Display,” by Debra Lau Whelan, School Library Journal, 9 October 2007.
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6488293.html (Accessed 10 August 2008).

(6) “Teens’ Zone; St. Louis County Library; Advisory Group,” St. Louis County Library.
http://www.slcl.org/teens/advisory/ (Accessed 8 August 2008).

(7) http://www.ala.org/

(8) “The Internet and the Seduction of the American Public Library,” by Helen Chaffee Biehle, Family Friendly Libraries, 15 January 2000.
http://www.fflibraries.org/The_Internet_And_the_Seduction_of_the_American_Public_Library.html (Accessed 9 August 2008).
http://web.archive.org/web/20090115153729/http://www.fflibraries.org/The_Internet_And_the_Seduction_of_the_American_Public_Library.html (Accessed 29 Sep 2012).

(9) “Porn Pushers – The ALA and Looking For Alaska – One Example of How the ALA Pushes Porn On Children,” by Dan Kleinman, SafeLibraries.org, 27 March 2006.
http://www.safelibraries.org/pushers.htm (Accessed 9 August 2008).

(10) “[alacoun] Censorship issue,” by Charles Pace, American Library Association, 5 August 2008. http://lists.ala.org/sympa/arc/alacoun/2008-08/msg00008.html (Accessed 7 August 2008).

(11) “Coping with Challenges; Strategies and Tips for Dealing with Challenges to Library Materials,”American Library Association, 29 May 2007. http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/challengesupport/dealing/copingchallengesstrategies.cfm (Accessed 8 August 2008). Document ID: 388260.

(12) “[alacoun] RE: Censorship issue,” by James Casey, American Library Association, 5 August 2008. http://lists.ala.org/sympa/arc/alacoun/2008-08/msg00009.html (Accessed 7 August 2008).

(13) “[alacoun] RE: Censorship issue,” by Sue Kamm, American Library Association, 5 August 2008. http://lists.ala.org/sympa/arc/alacoun/2008-08/msg00014.html (Accessed 7 August 2008).

(14) “Council Composition and Charge,” American Library Association, 30 June 2006. http://www.ala.org/ala/ourassociation/governanceb/council/council.cfm (Accessed 7 August 2008). Document ID: 24527.

(15) United States v. American Library Assn., Inc., 539 U.S. 194 (2003). http://laws.findlaw.com/us/539/194.html (Accessed 8 August 2008).

(16) “Editorial: The Krug Contribution; She Convinced ALA to Put its Money Where its Mouth Is,” by John N. Berry III, Library Journal, 15 June 2005.
http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA606394.html (Accessed 10 August 2008).

(17) “What Lurks in the Library? - The American Library Association Believes Children Should Have Access to All Material, No Matter How Violent or Obscene,” by Scott DeNicola, Citizen, 18 September 1995. http://preview.tinyurl.com/8d33s (Accessed 8 August 2008).

(18) “Oak Lawn Library Vows to Keep Playboy on Shelf,” by Jo Napolitano, Chicago Tribune, 23 June 2005.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/6myk74 (Accessed 8 August 2008).

(19) “Preventing Kids From Seeing Illegal Smut Is Not Unconstitutional; It’s Common Sense,” by Janet M. LaRue, National Center for Policy Analysis: Idea House, 2001.
http://www.ncpa.org/bothside/krt/krt051700a.html (Accessed 8 August 2008).

(20) “What To Do When the Media Calls,” American Library Association, 20 October 2006. http://www.ala.org/ala/pio/mediarelationsa/mediarelations/whatdowhenmedia.cfm (Accessed 8 August 2008). Document ID: 228848.

(21) “Library Bill of Rights,” American Library Association, 24 June 1996. http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/statementspols/statementsif/librarybillrights.cfm (Accessed 10 August 2008). Document ID: 24930.

(22) “Access for Children and Young Adults to Non-print Materials; An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights,” American Library Association, 30 June 2004. http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/statementspols/statementsif/interpretations/accesschildren.cfm (Accessed 10 August 2008). Document ID: 45574.

(23) “Dealing with Concerns about Library Resources,” American Library Association, 17 November 2000.
http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/challengesupport/dealing/dealingconcerns.cfm (Accessed 10 August 2008). Document ID: 388261.

(24) http://delicious.com/plan2succeed/rape (Accessed 10 August 2008).

(25) http://delicious.com/plan2succeed/molestation (Accessed 10 August 2008).

(26) ACLU v. Gonzales, 478 F. Supp. 2d (E.D. Pa. 2007).
http://www.paed.uscourts.gov/documents/opinions/07D0346P.pdf (Accessed 13 August 2008).

(27) “Unequal Access,” by Dan Kleinman, SafeLibraries.org, undated. http://www.safelibraries.org/unequalaccess.htm (Accessed 8 August 2008).

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