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.
To this date, Chris has written 14 books — all have been challenged or banned. Yes, every single book he’s published has been challenged and many of them banned in classrooms. That alone should have you running to the CRU shelf of your library’s young adult section.
What LGBTQ books should be on your shelf? In celebration of GLBT Book Month, OIF joined Booklist, Gale Cengage, and the GLBT Round Table of the American Library Association in this free webinar on diverse collections.
Michael Zimmer, editor of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy is seeking talented writers and reviewers for publishing in this quarterly peer reviewed journal.
Remember ‘Scary Stories’? Catch a frighteningly good documentary about the banned & challenged classic at #alaac17!
The Field Report is a great resource to showcase the variety of books and unique situations of each challenge. It includes nine beautifully designed pages, packed with 46 detailed censorship incidents and tips on how to protect the right to read in your community.
ALA’s 2017 Annual Conference is in Windy City Chicago and the Office for Intellectual Freedom will be there staffing the different committee meetings and programs. Committee meetings and programs are open to any attendee, and they’re often a good way to learn about the business of ALA and its intellectual freedom initiatives.
Two weeks ago, students at the University of Texas at Dallas campus found two Qur’ans in the toilet.
This article first appeared in American Libraries in October 2002 and connects Lester Asheim’s timeless arguments and applies them to the cyber age. Asheim’s article is still cited by library science community decades later when dealing with the problems of cyber materials.