Episode 5: Ye Olde Censorship


Libraries are publicly funded institutions, so what happens when one of our patrons thinks a book, movie, album, or magazine shouldn’t be here? Is it ever ok to censor materials? How does the first amendment fit in to this?

Shauna and Steev pick at these ideas with help from Kristin Pekoll, Assistant Director for the Office of Intellectual Freedom at the American Library Association and Lynn Montague, Head of Youth Services at Sun Prairie Public Library

Then Steev interviews Shauna about censorship from the perspective of a prison librarian. Shauna talks about her former job as Librarian at Dodge Correctional Institution.