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Interesting new regulation from Bush Adminstration — does it have implications for librarianship?

Washington Post is reporting a new rule that allows health care workers “the right” not to participate in health care practices that “that they believe violates their personal, moral or religious beliefs.”

One wonders if this might extend to librarians who might refuse to give out information about subjects they feel run counter to their own personal set of beliefs? Would there be circumstances, given the precepts of our professional associations about the “neutrality” of our information services, where this kind of personal stand could be taken? It looks like the rule could stay on the books for awhile.

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