November 29, 2015

New Jersey: Paterson Library Board Votes to Allow Banning Patrons From Playing Violent Video Games

From the National Coalition Against Censorship:

On Friday the National Coalition Against Censorship sent a letter to the Paterson Free Public Library in Paterson, N.J., criticizing a new policy banning the playing of certain video games on library computers. The policy was enacted by the library board after staff members petitioned to have an official rule granting them discretion over computer use .

The Center for Democracy and Technology, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the Association of American Publishers and The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund also signed the letter.

Note: ALA is a member of NCAC but did not sign this specific letter.

Read the Complete News Release

NCAC Letter to Paterson Free Public Library by ncacensorship

See Also: Paterson Libraries Ban Playing of Violent Video Games (via Paterson Press)

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

Craft Exceptional Digital Experiences for Your Users
Digital UX LJ and ER&L present an exceptional roster of library and user experience (UX) experts for our newest online course, Digital UX Workshop: Crafting Exceptional Digital Experiences for the User-Centered Library. During this 5-week online workshop, you will explore why UX matters, and how to sell user-centered design (UCD) to leadership within your organization. Whether you want to redesign your website, revamp your user interface, create a new discovery tool, implement e-resources, or develop a mobile app—you’ll have a tangible product by the end of the course.