Statement of the New Jersey Library Association on the decision of the Rancocas Valley Regional Board of Education Regarding its School Media Collection

The New Jersey Library Association issues the following statement in response to the
decision by the Rancocas Valley Board of Education to remove Revolutionary Voices: a
Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology from the Rancocas Valley Regional High School
Media Center's collection.

NJLA Statement on Dissolving Libraries

POLICY STATEMENT

"The New Jersey Library Association’s position is that library service established by referendum
may only be dissolved by referendum.”

Adopted by the NJLA Public Policy Committee Feb. 5, 2010.
Adopted by the NJLA Executive Board March 16, 2010

RESOLUTION ON 2009 REAUTHORIZATION OF THE USA PATRIOT ACT

  • WHEREAS, the New Jersey Library Association is committed to encouraging free and open inquiry by preserving the privacy rights of library users, library employees, and persons in the United States; and
  • WHEREAS, the New Jersey Library Association opposes governmental actions that suppress or chill free and open inquiry and has called for the USA PATRIOT Act to be amended to restore fundamental constitutional rights and safeguards that protect civil liberties; and

Sustaining Equitable Public Library Service

For over 100 years, the people of New Jersey have recognized and supported public library service as a common social good. Through the passage of referenda, which guarantee that a small percentage of a community's budget is utilized for the support of library services, public library service is now accessible to nearly all residents of the state.

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