As the School Library Journal / National Coalition Against Censorship shows, self-censorship among youth and school librarians is on the rise. Though self-censorship has always been an issue in the library science profession, the practice seems to be growing now because books for youth and young adults are becoming more mature. Though this is not an excuse, it does raise the question as to what qualifies as self-censorship.
Baillie, Ann M.
"Protection Versus First Amendment Violation: Self-Censorship as it Relates to Youth and Young Adult Services,"
SLIS Connecting: Vol. 6:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://aquila.usm.edu/slisconnecting/vol6/iss2/6