This blog is a collection of current events and knowledge that, in my mind, present ideas and realities that merit further discussion. The focus is on the issues of ecology, environment, sustainability and humans. This collection is a non-profit librarial effort originating from a classroom assignment, and serves as a repository of information for educational research. Consider this Only Ed blog to be a shelf in your internet library — and fractal wisdom reveals that a shelf is a library within itself. Please share.
To those who seek to censor the information on this blog I claim Fair Use (see below) and invoke the Library Bill of Rights, the United States Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence.
The Library Bill of Rights
The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.
I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.
II. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.
III. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.
IV. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.
V. A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.
VI. Libraries that make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.
Adopted June 19, 1939, by the ALA Council; amended October 14, 1944; June 18, 1948; February 2, 1961; June 27, 1967; January 23, 1980; inclusion of “age” reaffirmed January 23, 1996.
A history of the Library Bill of Rights is found in the latest edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual.
FAIR USE NOTICE:
This site contains copyrighted articles and information about cultural, environmental, economic, ecological, ethical, gender, global, philosophical, scientific and spiritual issues centered on environmental sustainability and human ecology. This news and information is displayed without profit for educational purposes, in accordance with, Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 of the US Copyright Law.