“I think I would use Internet filtering to some extent, at least in the children’s department – knowing full well that I would wind up blocking some stuff that should not be blocked,” says Lori Bowen Ayre, a technology consultant to libraries. “In my opinion, these filters are only 85% effective, at best.”
...Elsewhere, some libraries have managed to provide adult patrons with unfiltered access, and do it with little controversy.
I assigned an article on the issue of library filtering. Dave Carr is a veteran technology reporter and a thoughtful guy (he found Neerman on his own, fwiw). No great surprises in his findings: Filters are not perfect, and other methods, perhaps used in conjunction with filtering, might offer a workable solution.