The Freedom Forum & First Amendment Center Library
(Nashville, Tenn.)

1207 18th Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 727-1420
(615) 727-1419 -fax

Collection Development Policy

The Freedom Forum and First Amendment Center library is a working collection established to provide research and support materials for the Freedom Forum/First Amendment Center staff and the Diversity Institute fellows. The collection consists of monographs, reference books, periodicals, newspapers, videocassettes, DVDs, and working files.

The focus of the collection is the First Amendment, newsroom diversity, freedom of information and the mass media industry represented by the following categories:

A. General First Amendment texts

B. Freedom of Speech

C. Freedom of the PRess

D. Freedom of Religion

E. Right to Assembly

F. Right to Petition

G. Freedom of Information

H. Journalism

I. Journalism History

J. Diversity within the field of journalism

K. Journalism training

L. Mass Media –Credibility/Ethics

M. Journalism – Reporting, Writing, Editing, Photojournalism & Visual Graphics

The book collection will be weeded, as appropriate, when materials loose their currency or are superseded by subsequent editions. The Library will retain periodicals and newspapers depending on the availability of back issues in other libraries on the Vanderbilt University campus.

The First Amendment Center, with offices at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and Arlington, Va., is an independent affiliate of The Freedom Forum. Its affiliation with Vanderbilt University is through the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies.