3 hour BASIC class
A. History of Public Libraries
B. The Role of the Library in Society
C. Intellectual Freedom
D. Code of Ethics
Upon completing this class, students will have knowledge of:
history of libraries from ancient times to the 20th century
the contributions of Dewey, Carnegie and others
the contributions of Oklahoma library leaders, i.e. Allie Beth Martin, Edmon Low, Leta Dover, Ruth Brown, etc.
definition of public library
how the library functions in society:
intellectual freedom as a key library value
support procedures -- such as state and national assistance, local procedures and policies, etc.
public library as an open forum -- local policies on meeting room usage, displays, etc.
freedom of access to all, no barriers based on age, gender, educational level, dress, odor, appearance, etc.
the Code of Ethics for librarians, including: