"Satisficing, Public Libraries, and Internet Filtering: A Case Study of Public Policy Development" by James Jatkevicius ( Library Administration & Management: Summer 2003)

children and the internet: policies that work

Figure 1. Stakeholder Analysis for Library Internet Filtering Issue

 Body  Internal/External

 Values/
 Objectives

 Salience  Power  Adoption  Implement  Influence  Influenced

City
Council

 Internal Unknown Shaped by
Community
 High  Yes  Yes Library
Director
Community
Library/
Patrons/
Community
 External Unknown Shaped by
Media 
 High  No  No City Council;
library director 
Media;
interest
groups 
ACLU  External Oppose Shaped by
commitment to
civil rights 
 High No; except
through the
courts
No; except
through the
courts
media;
community
Insignificant
FVC  External Cooperation Core values;
public opinion
 High No; except
through the
courts
No; except
through the
courts
media;
community
Insignificant
CTV  External Cooperation Core values;
public opinion
 High No; except
through the
courts
No; except
through the
courts
media;
community
Insignificant
Media  External Unknown Public opinion  Low  No  No  Community Community
values
Library Director  Internal Oppose Professional
values; public
opinion
 High  Yes  Yes

City council;
community;
media

City council;
community
values

 

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