For the fifth radlibchat at 20.00 (GMT) on Tuesday 12th January, we thought we’d break from the chat around an Open Access article for a change (break into the new year gently and all that) and have a discussion about filtering in libraries. Following the great work conducted by those engaged with the Collective to reveal the state of filtering in public libraries, it seemed a good time to have a discussion around the implications and ramifications for both society and the profession of internet filtering.
The discussion will be hosted by @RadicalLibs on Twitter using the #radlibchat hashtag.
Potential questions for discussion*
- What ethical/professional issues does filtering raise?
- Are there good reasons for filtering? How do we balance our responsibilities?
- What could be done at policy level?
- What could be done in individual libraries?
- What can library workers do?
- What should next steps be for e.g. CILIP?
* All welcome to suggest alternative Qs for discussion…these are suggestions at this stage!