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Should libraries filter out Internet Porn? The
high court weighs the protection of children against
free-speech rights. Read 2002-2003 ALA
President Mitch Freedman's comments in the article
written by Warren Richey from the March 5, 2003
edition of The Christian Science Monitor at http://csmweb2.emcweb.com/2003/0305/p02s01-usju.htm
Libraries in a bind. An article about city
budget cuts affecting America's libraries from December
31, 2002 was picked up by CBSNEWS.com.
Library has new Internet filtering policy,
written by Kaitlin Manry of The Daily World,
the daily newspaper of Grays Harbor and Northern
Pacific Counties, the article discusses the new
filtering policy of the Timberland libraries in
Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific and Thurston
Librarians want more pay, and they're learning
to ask for it. The article was posted in the
local news section of Savannah Now-Savannah Morning
News on the Web (Atlanta) on June 19, 2002.
Other view: California's librarians are long
overdue for a raise. A special to the Opion
Section of the Sacramento Bee written by
Maurice J. Freedman, 2002-2003 ALA President and
Director, Westchester Library System with Anne Turner,
Director of the Santa Cruz County Public Library
System who recently completely her term as 2002
President of the California Library Association.
Maurice Freedman, President of the American
Library Association, speaks to Columbia's Libraries
on September 20, 2002. 2002-2003 ALA President Freedman
is a former Associate Professor at Columbia's School
of Library Service.
Imagine not knowing Harry Potter. A piece
written for Banned Books Week (September 21-28,
2002) by Mitch Freedman, 2002-2003 President, American
Library Assn. and Patricia Schroeder, President
and CEO, Association of American Publishers. The
article appeared in the September 25th edition of
Christian Science Monitor online.
Give Librarians the credit - and pay - they
deserve, an article written by Maurice (Mitch)
J. Freedman, 2002-2003 President of the American
Library Association. This article was published
in The Bergen Record and can be accessed
online at NorthJersey.com at the
Privacy takes a big step back. Maurice (Mitch)
J. Freedman, 2002-2003 President, American Library
Association, is quoted in this September 2, 2002
article written by Anick Jesdanun, which was published
in the Chicago-Sun Times online, [suntimes.com].
The article is available at:
"Everytime there are hard times, library use
goes up." 2002-2003 ALA President Mitch Freedman
is quoted in the Florida Times-Union article:
Library use grows as economy slows. The article
is available online at:
2002-2003 ALA President Mitch Freedman is quoted
in the Orlando Sentinel August 15, 2002 article:
Library accused of using clerks as libarians.
the electronic version.
Please note that the full-text of the article is
available online for 7 days. Search the Orlando
Sentinal archives at http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/orlandosentinel/
and type the name of the article into the search
Holt Uncensored #339 for Thursday, August 1, 2002,
Corporate Purges and their effect on publishing.
Access the article at: http://www.holtuncensored.com/members/column339.html
* "Holt Uncensored" is a free online column
and the book industry written by former San Francisco
editor and critic Pat Holt.
Librarians Unite for Equal Pay. 2002-2003
ALA President Maurice (Mitch) J. Freedman is quoted
in the September 2002 issue of America@Work,
Ideas, Info and Ammo for AFL-CIO Leaders and Activists.
Access the article at: http://www.mjfreedman.org/mediaappearances/equalpay.html
Mitch Freedman discusses the benefits of Harry
Potter books in an article about the Harry Potter
birthday party at Border's Books in Tampa, Florida,
which took place on Wednesday, August 1, 2002. The
article is available at the St. Petersburg Times
US radical takes ALA helm: Elspeth Hyams
meets new ALA President Mitch Freedman, who wants
to see the pay and status of all library workers
Feature article in the July 2002 issue of Library
+ Information Update, a journal put out by Cilip
(Chartered Institute of Library and Information
Bibliographic citation to print article: Hyams,
Elspeth. (2002). US radical takes ALA helm. Library
+ Information Update. 1(4), 44-45.
"There is absolutely nothing, short of turning
off the terminal, to save the child from getting
into e-mails or chat rooms through Web sites,"
said Mitch Freedman, President of the American Library
Association. 2002-2003 ALA President quoted in the
July 26, 2002 Chicago Tribune article:
Suspect charged in abuse of girl. Cops
say victim lured from library
Full-text of stories featured in
the Chicago Tribune are available online
for 7 days. An abstract of the story is available
with an option to purchase full-text or access an
archived copy of the electronic
"Cheap access to the Internet as well as to
compact discs and DVDs have become a huge draw,
and computers have made using the library itself
significantly easier." 2002-2003 ALA President,
Mitch Freedman discusses the benefits of easily
accessible Internet access at local public libraries
in the July 25, 2002 Christian Science Monitor article:
The Web didn't kill libraries. It's the new draw
Read the entire article online at: http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0725/p02s02-ussc.html
"Everybody loves the library and librarians,
but we can't live on love alone" 2002-2003
ALA President, Mitch Freedman quoted in the July
14, 2002 San Francisco Chronical article:
Beyond the Dewey Decimal: Libraries seek a new breed
of information specialisms with a taste for public
Read the entire article at: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2002/07/14/AW163817.DTL
to more articles
Adamick, M. (January 1, 2003). Reduced
services at county libraries. Oakland Tribune
Caruso, D. (January 27, 2003). New Monitoring
Law Concerns Librarians. Headline Legal News-LexisOne.com
Coleman, J. (May 25, 2003). More libraries checking
out online giving. The (Vancouver, WA) Columbian.,
p. a6, World/Nation Section.
Coon, C. (January 24, 2003) Steele
prepares for big loss in funding. Star-Gazette
(Elmira, Niagra), p. 1A, A-section
Driscoll, E. (April 17, 2003) Libraries
rally against proposed cuts in state aid. The
(Westchester County, NY) Journal News, p. A4, News
Elan, S. (April 13, 2003) Library
provision in PATRIOT Act under fire. The (Westchester
County, NY) Journal News, p. 2B, News Section
Escoto, C. (December 31, 2002) Money
woes may force library cutbacks. The Leaf-Chronical,
p. 1C, Local section
Freedman, M.J. (2003). Letter Honoring
Dr. Arnulfo Trejo.
Freedman, M.J. (September 8, 2002).
Librarians need more than love to keep going.
Freedman, M.J. Revised version
of Inaugural Speech delivered to Association
of Jewish Libraries Conference in Denver, Co.
Freedman, M.J. (January 24, 2003)
These tighter economic times shouldn't starve
our libraries. The Philadelphia Inquirer, Editorials
and Commentary section
Freedman, M.J. Why should I continue
to pay my dues and remain a member of ALA? Posted
to LISjobs.com and originally appeared as part of
an ALA presidential candidate interview on LISNews.
Gorman, S. (Janurary 29, 2003). Pound
Ridge The (Westchester County, NY) Journal News,
p. 3B, News Section.
Gregory, P. ALA Councilor's Annual
Harrop, F. (November 20, 2002) Stupid
machine censors-Let librarians do their jobs.
The Providence Journal, p. B07, Editorial section
Herndon, L. (January 29, 2003)
Librarians get loud over budget cuts. Philadelphia
Hyland, M. (February 10, 2003) AGENDA
2003-Our libraries at risk. Press&Sun Bulletin
(Binghamton, NY), p. 05A, Front section
Italie, H. (January 24, 2003). Libraries
can't afford new Harry Potter Books. Herald.com
Italie, H. (February 6, 2003). 'Potter'
caught in a library budget crunch. Chicago Tribune,
p. 2, Tempo Section.
Jesdanun, A. (September 9, 2002) First
monitoring, then profiling. Security driven technologies
are helping create a surveillance system. The
Sun Sentinel, p. 16A, Broward Metro Edition.
Lane, C. (June 24, 2003) Ruling
backs porn filters in libraries. The Washington
Post, p. A1, A Section.
Leitsinger, M. (July 23, 2002). Banned in Iowa.
Maniace, L. (February 6, 2003) Libraries feel
sting of cuts. The (Westchester County, NY)
Journal News, p. 1B, News Section.
Manry, K. (2003). Library has new
Internetfilter policy. The Daily World. The
Daily Newspaper of Grays Harbor and Northern Pacific
Mena, J. (August 25, 2002) An 'Irrelevant'
Library Leaves City Unserved
Literacy: Just 10% of Santa Ana system's books are
in Spanish, which most residents speak. Officials
point to scarce resources. Los Angeles Times,
p. B8, California section.
Murphy, Dean E. (April 13, 2003) Some
libraries shredding documents to prevent FBI access.
The San Diego Union-Tribune, p. A13, News Section.
Nackman, B.L. (December 15, 2002)
Budget cut threatens libraries. The (Westchester
County) Journal News, p. 1B.
Nackman, B.L. (June 24, 2003) Supreme
Court upholds library filters. The (Westchester
County) Journal News, p. 1B, News Section.
Nackman, B.L. (October 28, 2002) Library
chief to be honored. The (Westchester County)
Journal News, p. 1B News Section.
Nackman, B.L. (June 2, 2003) Library
funding a unique process. The (Westchester County)
Journal News, p. 3B, News Section.
Nackman, B.L. (March 5, 2003) Top
court hears library-Internet case. The (Westchester
County) Journal News, p. 1A, News Section.
Nizalowski, Ed. (March 25, 2003) Libraries
part of society's infrastructure. Press &
Sun Bulletin (Binghamton, NY) Opinion Section, p.
O'Brien, K. (December 1, 2002) Libraries
grow to fill public's need for Net Computer usage
fuels expansion. The Chicago Tribune, p. 1,
Rice, M (October 1, 2002) A new
chapter. Local patrons talk about the changes.
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, p. A1
Richey, W. (June 24, 2003). High
court OKs Internet filters for public libraries.
The Christian Science Monitor, p. 12, USA Section.
Robertson, T. (December 15, 2002) States facing
hard choices in battling historic deficits studies
say crisis is worst since WWII public service facing
trims as states reduce their budgets. The Boston
Globe, p. A22
Sanders, E. (November 25, 2002) Librarians emerging
from book stacks, increasing activism. They've mobilized
in Washington and are engaged in far more controversial
subjects than their usual issues. Los Angeles
Times, p. C1-Business Section.
Scheeres, J. (September 11, 2002). Where we
stand one year later. Wired News. Lycos, Inc.
Schleifer, A. (October 31, 2002) Freedman honored
by WLS for his achivements. The (Westchester
County) Journal News, p. B5, Business Section.
Stoiber, J. (January 25, 2003) Workers discuss
cuts to libraries, In Phila., hundreds of librarians
from across the nation gathered to decry the reductions.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, p. B03, City & Region
Straziuso, J. (December 31, 2002) Libraries
scale back to balance the books. Tallahassee
Democrat, p. 4, Section A
Steele, J. (March 2, 2003) Library science sees
many career changers: Shortage raises subject's
appeal. Chicago Tribune, p. 4, Education Today
USA Patriot Act, Funding, Awards Among Discussions
at ALA Midwinter. The Canton Repository
Vogel, C. (August 5, 2002). Booking it in style
a cafe. Couches for curling up with a page-turner.
A children's section like a theme park. Libraries
are going upscale and the trend is coming back to
Buffalo. The Buffalo News, p. B1, News Section
Webster, D. (May 11, 2003). Patriot Act causing
nationwide revolt. The (Spokane, WA) Spokesman
Review. Spokane edition, p. F5, In Life Section
Weeks, L. (January 28, 2003). Budget boost overdue,
nation's libraries say. The Washington Post,
p. C8, Style Section
Williams, S. (December 4, 2002) Special library
card would go beyond books: proposal to track all
resources seen as a way to reform funding. Milwaukee
Journal Sentinel, p. 01.
The Diane Rehm Show, March 13, 2003 | ALA
President Mitch Freedman talks about the possible
consequences of state budget cuts for libraries
in more than 30 states, plus other issues affecting
libraries and librarians. The live audio feed can
be heard at: http://www.wamu.org/ram/2003/r2030313.ram
Mitch Freedman's interview begins at 00:23.6/51:33.1
AARP Prime Time Radio, October 1, 2002 |
Mike Cuthbert in Washington speaks to 2002-2003
ALA President Freedman. In this interview, Freedman
discusses libraries as thriving institutions in
the 21st Century. The live audio feed can be heard
Mitch Freedman's interview begins at 00:32.2/28:53.6
The Tavis Smiley Show, Monday, September
23, 2002 | Karen Grisby Bates, Correspondent,
speaks to ALA President Freedman about "Banned
Books Week," which ran from September 21-28,
2002. ALA President Freedman also reads a passage
from Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s book, Slaughterhouse-Five.
The live audio feed can be heard at: http://www.npr.org/ramfiles/tavis/20020923.tavis.02.ram
Mitch Freedman's interview begins at 00:01.9/08:16.1
Mitch Freedman appeared on the NPR program All
Things Considered on August 29, 2002 to discuss
the Seattle Public Library Closing with Seattle
Public Library Director, Deborah Jacobs. The live
audio feed can be heard at:
*Please note that Mitch Freedman's and Deborah
Jacobs' interview begins at 00:02.9/04:43.3
A summary of the program can be accessed
Weekday, Puget Sound Public Radio-KUOW 94.9,
Week of August 16, 2002 | Mitch Freedman, 2002-2003
ALA President and Deborah Jacobs, Head, Seattle
Public Library, appeared on the KUOW program, Weekday,
to discuss the two scheduled library closures of
the Seattle Public Library as a way to meet budget
The live audio feed can be head at:
*Please note that Mitch Freedman's and Deborah
Jacobs' interview begins at 00:02.6/54:06.0
An archived summary of the program is available
Mitch Freedman appeared on the WPR-Wisconsin Public
Radio Program, The Tom Clark Interview Show on July
23, 2002. The subject of the program was the U.S.A
Patriot Act and the privacy needs of library patrons.
For more information, please visit: http://www.wpr.org/ideas/programnotes.cfm
For information on the U.S.A. Patriot Act, please
Mitch Freedman appeared on WHRV-FM,
The Public Telecommunications Center for Hampton
Roads, VA, on the show HearSay, hosted by Cathy
Lewis on July 23, 2002. The subject of the program
was Libraries in the 21st Century. Also with Mitch
were Sally Gardner Reed, Executive Director of Friends
of Libraries USA (FOLUSA), and Marcy Simms, Director
of the Virginia Beach Public Library.
A spirited commentary on the topic of pay in libraries
aired on the June 18, 2002 edition of the radio
program, Marketplace. The live audio feed can be
*Please note that Mitch Freedman's commentary
begins at 18:46.4/29:07.0
The transcript is available online at the ALA Web
site at http://www.ala.org/pio/marketplacescript.html
*If the file does not open, please check to make
sure that there is a media plug-in installed on
the hard drive. Real Player and Windows Media Player
are both available for free download.
2002-2003 ALA President Maurice Freedman's CIPA
Interview on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather
[aired on Monday, June 16, 2003]
(from the Web page, look for Multimedia on the
right side of the screen and click on the video
for the Sandra Hughes report.
2002-2003 ALA President Maurice Freedman was interviewed
on Paula Zahn's Monday, June 16, 2003 program on
CNN regarding Banned Book and Harry Potter. For
more information see http://www.cnn.com/programs/
2002-2003 ALA President Maurice Freedman discusses
CIPA on CNBC | 'ALA President Maurice J. Freedman
took the stage on CNBC's "Capitol
Report" on November 21, 2002 to discuss
the Children's Internet Protection Act.'
View the Web page
for a streaming media file of the program or download
the audio or video in mpg, avi, rm, mp3 or wav format(s).
The debate-style format was hosted by Alan Murray
and Tyler Mathisen. The counterpoint to Mitch was
Kristin Hansen of the Family Research Council.
The show aired on cable on XM Satellite Radio (station
127) at 9pm EST.
Getting Kids Connected to the Library |
Mitch Freedman, 2002-2003 ALA President and Director,
Westchester Library System, visits the CBS Early
Show on June 26, 2002. The transcript and broadcast
are available for download at