In your Aug. 30 article on the library board meeting, you reference board member Charles Butler who said he read the ALA’s Code of Ethics, which opens with the sentence, “we significantly influence or control the selection, organization, preservation, and dissemination of information.” Mr. Butler expressed concern about the use of “significantly influence or control.”

He may not have read the rest of the paragraph which continues: “In a political system grounded in an informed citizenry, we are members of a profession explicitly committed to intellectual freedom and the freedom of access to information. We have a special obligation to ensure the free flow of information and ideas to present and future generations.”

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Ka12

Thank you for making this point. It is typical behavior for people who are trying to push forward a false agenda to take things out of context.

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