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The Library's Legal Answers for Meeting Rooms and Displays

Author: Mary Minow; Tomas A Lipinski
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2016.
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Grounded in the authors' expert guidance, this e-book will give your staff the knowledge they need to keep your library out of messy legal problems.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Minow, Mary
The Library's Legal Answers for Meeting Rooms and Displays
Chicago : American Library Association,c2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Minow; Tomas A Lipinski
ISBN: 9780838914403 0838914403
OCLC Number: 959872798
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Q23: What if the group has discriminatory policies?
Description: 1 online resource (31 p.)
Contents: The Library's Legal Answers for Meeting Rooms and Displays; About the Authors; Copyright; Preface; Mary Minow's Story; Contents; Type of Library Matters; Q1: Are all library meeting rooms and display areas protected by the First Amendment?; Spaces in Public Institutions that are Off Limits to the Public; Q2: Must all library meeting rooms and display areas in public institutions be open to all users?; Q3: If my meeting room or display area is open to the public, is it a "public forum"?; Traditional Public Forum: The Library's Sidewalks Designated Public Forum: The Spaces Government Opens to Public ExpressionLimited Public Forum: The Library and Its Public Meeting Rooms and Display Areas; Nonpublic Forum: The Library's Technical Services Areas and Offices; Q4: What types of speech are protected in the library meeting rooms and display areas that are considered "public forums"?; Speech Content Regulations; Q5: May the library close off public use of a space to deal with controversial issues?; Q6: If the library does not choose to close the space, how should it treat displays or meetings that concern controversial issues? Q7: How should the library treat displays or meetings that concern religious issues?Q8: Is there a difference between meetings that have religious content and meetings that actually conduct religious services?; Q9: Isn't there a conflict between church and state?; Q10: How should the library treat displays or meetings that concern political issues?; Q11: How should the library treat displays or meetings that use hate speech?; Q12: Can you give an example of a library that allowed a hate speech group to use its facilities? Q13: May a library demand extra fees or deposits for security expenses if a speaker is expected to draw an angry crowd?Q14: I don't understand. Surely you don't mean that I must allow a group into the library that is threatening my patrons?; Q15: So the library does not have to put up with "fighting words"?; Q16: What if the group is inciting a riot?; Q17: How should the library treat displays or meetings that concern sexual issues?; Case Study: Manhasset Public Library; Q18: May the library prohibit birthday parties, weddings, and other private events? Q19: Are there any situations in which the library can stop a program or a display if it is really, really upsetting to patrons and staff?Speech Regulations: Content-Neutral; Q20: Our policy limits the amount of time for which a group can reserve the meeting room or display space. Is that okay?; Meeting Rooms: Special Considerations; Q21: I see a big difference between hate speech spewed forth live in a meeting room and hate speech quietly sitting on a giveaway rack. Does the law see a big difference, too?; Q22: What if the meeting gets out of hand-too loud, or worse?

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Grounded in the authors' expert guidance, this e-book will give your staff the knowledge they need to keep your library out of messy legal problems.

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