Library Board Says No to Internet Filters On Public Computers - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/17/06

Library Board Says No to Internet Filters On Public Computers

Six months...That's how long the Lubbock Library Advisory Board needs to gather more information concerning the use of library computers for internet pornography.

The decision came Monday afternoon after City Councilman Jim Gilbreath asked the library to consider installing internet filters.

"While it's not exactly what I had in mind, it's moving along and I appreciate their work," City Councilman Jim Gilbreath said.

Instead of installing filters, the library will monitor itnernet use for the next six months. During that time, the library will post its internet policy on its computers. It will monitor complaints about pornography, and the library will consider separating children and adult computers.

"We do want the public to understand if they see something they find offensive, they need to follow policy and report it to the librarian," explained Library Advisory Board Chairwoman Helen Holley.

The board will discuss the issue of filters again in six months.

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