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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.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/12/31/print/main534791.shtml
http://www.mjfreedman.org/mediaappearances/librariesinbind.html

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 counties.
URL: http://www.thedailyworld.com/daily/2002/Nov-22-Fri-2002/news/news1.html
http://www.mjfreedman.org/mediaappearances/filterpolicy.html

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.
URL: http://www.savannahnow.com/stories/061902/LOClibrarians.shtml
http://www.mjfreedman.org/morepay.html

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.
URL: http://www.sacbee.com/content/opinion/story/5360938p-6349486c.html
http://www.mjfreedman.org/mediaappearances/californialibrarians.html

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.
URL: http://www.mjfreedman.org/mediaappearances/columbiaspeech.html

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.
URL: http://www.mjfreedman.org/mediaappearances/bannedbooksarticle.html

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 URL: http://www.mjfreedman.org/mediaappearances/creditandpay.html

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:
http://www.suntimes.com/output/terror/cst-nws-911snoop02.html
http://www.mjfreedman.org/mediaappearances/privacy.html

"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:
http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/090302/met_10345680.html
http://www.mjfreedman.org/mediaappearances/libraryusegrows.html

2002-2003 ALA President Mitch Freedman is quoted in the Orlando Sentinel August 15, 2002 article: Library accused of using clerks as libarians.
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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 box.

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
http://www.mjfreedman.org/mediaappearances/corporatepurgeseffect.html
* "Holt Uncensored" is a free online column about books
and the book industry written by former San Francisco Chronicle book
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 online at:
http://www.mjfreedman.org/mediaappearances/enchantedgather.html

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 improve.
Feature article in the July 2002 issue of Library + Information Update, a journal put out by Cilip (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)
http://www.mjfreedman.org/freedmantf/cilipfeature.doc
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 at http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/chicagotribune/index.html?ts=1029943337 with an option to purchase full-text or access an archived copy of the electronic version.

"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
http://www.mjfreedman.org/mediaappearances/thenewdraw.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 service
Read the entire article at: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2002/07/14/AW163817.DTL
http://www.mjfreedman.org/mediaappearances/beyonddewey.html

Citations to more articles

Adamick, M. (January 1, 2003). Reduced services at county libraries. Oakland Tribune
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Caruso, D. (January 27, 2003). New Monitoring Law Concerns Librarians. Headline Legal News-LexisOne.com
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Coleman, J. (May 25, 2003). More libraries checking out online giving. The (Vancouver, WA) Columbian., p. a6, World/Nation Section.
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Coon, C. (January 24, 2003) Steele prepares for big loss in funding. Star-Gazette (Elmira, Niagra), p. 1A, A-section
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Driscoll, E. (April 17, 2003) Libraries rally against proposed cuts in state aid. The (Westchester County, NY) Journal News, p. A4, News Section.
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Elan, S. (April 13, 2003) Library provision in PATRIOT Act under fire. The (Westchester County, NY) Journal News, p. 2B, News Section
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Escoto, C. (December 31, 2002) Money woes may force library cutbacks. The Leaf-Chronical, p. 1C, Local section
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Freedman, M.J. (2003). Letter Honoring Dr. Arnulfo Trejo.
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Freedman, M.J. (September 8, 2002). Librarians need more than love to keep going. Tallahassee Democrat
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Freedman, M.J. Revised version of Inaugural Speech delivered to Association of Jewish Libraries Conference in Denver, Co.
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Freedman, M.J. (January 24, 2003) These tighter economic times shouldn't starve our libraries. The Philadelphia Inquirer, Editorials and Commentary section
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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.
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Gorman, S. (Janurary 29, 2003). Pound Ridge The (Westchester County, NY) Journal News, p. 3B, News Section.
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Gregory, P. ALA Councilor's Annual Report.
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Harrop, F. (November 20, 2002) Stupid machine censors-Let librarians do their jobs. The Providence Journal, p. B07, Editorial section
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Herndon, L. (January 29, 2003) Librarians get loud over budget cuts. Philadelphia Inquirer
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Hyland, M. (February 10, 2003) AGENDA 2003-Our libraries at risk. Press&Sun Bulletin (Binghamton, NY), p. 05A, Front section
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Italie, H. (January 24, 2003). Libraries can't afford new Harry Potter Books. Herald.com
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Italie, H. (February 6, 2003). 'Potter' caught in a library budget crunch. Chicago Tribune, p. 2, Tempo Section.
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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.
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Lane, C. (June 24, 2003) Ruling backs porn filters in libraries. The Washington Post, p. A1, A Section.
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Leitsinger, M. (July 23, 2002). Banned in Iowa. CBSNews.com
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Maniace, L. (February 6, 2003) Libraries feel sting of cuts. The (Westchester County, NY) Journal News, p. 1B, News Section.
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Manry, K. (2003). Library has new Internetfilter policy. The Daily World. The Daily Newspaper of Grays Harbor and Northern Pacific Counties.
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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.
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Murphy, Dean E. (April 13, 2003) Some libraries shredding documents to prevent FBI access. The San Diego Union-Tribune, p. A13, News Section.
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Nackman, B.L. (December 15, 2002) Budget cut threatens libraries. The (Westchester County) Journal News, p. 1B.
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Nackman, B.L. (June 24, 2003) Supreme Court upholds library filters. The (Westchester County) Journal News, p. 1B, News Section.
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Nackman, B.L. (October 28, 2002) Library chief to be honored. The (Westchester County) Journal News, p. 1B News Section.
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Nackman, B.L. (June 2, 2003) Library funding a unique process. The (Westchester County) Journal News, p. 3B, News Section.
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Nackman, B.L. (March 5, 2003) Top court hears library-Internet case. The (Westchester County) Journal News, p. 1A, News Section.
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Nizalowski, Ed. (March 25, 2003) Libraries part of society's infrastructure. Press & Sun Bulletin (Binghamton, NY) Opinion Section, p. 8A.
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O'Brien, K. (December 1, 2002) Libraries grow to fill public's need for Net Computer usage fuels expansion. The Chicago Tribune, p. 1, METRO section
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Rice, M (October 1, 2002) A new chapter. Local patrons talk about the changes. Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, p. A1
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Richey, W. (June 24, 2003). High court OKs Internet filters for public libraries. The Christian Science Monitor, p. 12, USA Section.
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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
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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.
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Scheeres, J. (September 11, 2002). Where we stand one year later. Wired News. Lycos, Inc.
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Schleifer, A. (October 31, 2002) Freedman honored by WLS for his achivements. The (Westchester County) Journal News, p. B5, Business Section.
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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 Section.
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Straziuso, J. (December 31, 2002) Libraries scale back to balance the books. Tallahassee Democrat, p. 4, Section A
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Steele, J. (March 2, 2003) Library science sees many career changers: Shortage raises subject's appeal. Chicago Tribune, p. 4, Education Today section.
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USA Patriot Act, Funding, Awards Among Discussions at ALA Midwinter. The Canton Repository
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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
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Webster, D. (May 11, 2003). Patriot Act causing nationwide revolt. The (Spokane, WA) Spokesman Review. Spokane edition, p. F5, In Life Section
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Weeks, L. (January 28, 2003). Budget boost overdue, nation's libraries say. The Washington Post, p. C8, Style Section
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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.
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Radio Interviews

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 at:
http://assets.aarp.org/real.aarp.org/ramfiles/content/radio/2002/pt/pt10012002b.ram
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:
http://www.npr.org/ramfiles/atc/20020829.atc.16.ram
*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 at: http://search.npr.org/cf/cmn/segment_display.cfm?segID=149157

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 cuts.
The live audio feed can be head at:
http://128.208.34.102:8080/ramgen/weekday/wkdy20020816-b.rm?start='00:01:59.000'&end='00:56:05.048'
*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 at: http://www.kuow.org/full_program_story.asp?NewsPage_Action=Find('ID','3292')

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 visit: http://www.mjfreedman.org/currentissues.html

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 heard at
http://marketplace.org/shows/2002/06/rafiles/18_mpp.ram *
*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.
http://www.real.com/
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Television Appearances

2002-2003 ALA President Maurice Freedman's CIPA Interview on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather [aired on Monday, June 16, 2003]
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/06/16/eveningnews/main558928.shtml (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
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/06/25/earlyshow/living/parenting/main513406.shtml