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Library Material Labels and Rating Systems
An Infopeople Webinar
Presenter: Mary Minow
Labels and rating systems can make locating and choosing library materials much easier for both patrons and staff. To make best use of these convenient finding aids, it is important to know the difference between a viewpoint neutral and a prejudicial label. Does your library use labels for "Christian Fiction" or "Inspirational"? Ethnic or language group labels? This webcast will guide you in the development of labels and rating systems that provide help without bias.
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- Speaker's slides: ppt [3.19mb] - pdf [267kb]
- Speaker's handouts:
- American Library Association. Labels and Ratings Systems: An Interpretation of the LIBRARY BILL OF RIGHTS [rev. January 19, 2005]
- American Library Association. Questions and Answers on Labels and Rating Systems [April 6, 2006]