The library field is rife with the mindset of ‘we’ve always done it this way,’ which is why we typically lag behind and become late adopters, rather than pioneers we like to pride ourselves as being. Beyond the security measures HTTPS offers libraries and their patrons, there are other practical reasons for implementing the certificate and adopting tools needed to use library resources safely and efficiently.
Guest post by Isabel Klein, a member of the Intellectual Freedom Round Table’s (IFRT) Coalition Building Committee. Charged with recognizing effective coalition building in state chapters and promoting the necessary framework to fight censorship at the ground level, IFRT has profiled Erin Kennedy, the chair of Idaho Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee.
By: guest blogger Lindsay Dwyer. The patron’s right to have unfettered access and ideas within a library and the librarian’s right to disseminate them are protected by the veterans who have sworn it their duty to fight for those rights and freedoms.
The Conejo Valley Unified School Board is meeting tonight to discuss and vote on a problematic Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials policy.
The events in Charlottesville have heightened public awareness of white supremacist organizations and their music, merchandise and online presence. There has also been a renewed interest in leading technology company platforms and the ways in which they host and profit from the activities of groups that identify with white supremacy.
Interested in censorship? Freedom to read? Privacy? Are you a good writer? Creative? Engaging? Do you know how to balance text with graphics and hyperlinks? We’re looking for YOU!
For a period of almost sixty years, the CMAA’s Comics Code attempted and largely succeeded in regulating the content of American comic books.
Since its publication in 1960, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird has been challenged and banned in schools and libraries all over the country. What can you do to help the students of Biloxi Public Schools?
The board voted to retain the book in the children’s collection of the public library, and as the meeting concluded, there was an atmosphere of joyful celebration.
Fostering Media Diversity in Libraries: Strategies and Actions was prepared in June 2007 by the now-dissolved American Library Association, Intellectual Freedom Committee Subcommittee on the Impact of Media Concentration on Libraries. These resources are still relevant to libraries today within their key responsiblity to provide access to a diverse collection of resources and services.