Milo Yiannopoulos’ actions have stirred conversations in the library community, surrounding free speech, student rights and collection development. Three intellectual freedom fighters — our OIF director, a reference librarian and a library director — offer their perspectives on “the Milo situation.”
OIF sat down with actor Ian Ruskin to talk about the controversial past of Thomas Paine, his history with book censorship and why libraries are the best places to host these discussions.
Intellectual freedom is a vital and prominent subject in today’s landscape. Support the future of our nation’s libraries by donating to the Office for Intellectual Freedom on Nov. 29 for #GivingTuesday.
A replica of the Greek Parthenon will be constructed next summer out of 100,000 forbidden books from around the world in Kassel, Germany.
With what would come to be seen as an explosive and grand act of Cold War subterfuge, Nikita Khrushchev’s memoirs were smuggled out of the USSR against the wishes of Soviet leadership. The Americans called it the Jones Project.
Censorship has proved in many periods and contexts to be one of the most common products of this tension. Turkish history of translation is no exception.
Here are 13 haunting reads to get you psyched for October festivities.
The Office for Intellectual Freedom’s #ShelfieSunday was a success, thanks to the dedicated readers across the U.S. who participated. Here are some of our favorites…
Ten Books-a-Million locations will donate a portion of their sales made on the Saturday of Banned Books Week to the Office for Intellectual Freedom.
This Sunday, Sept. 18, OIF will host a banned book-themed #ShelfieSunday. Here’s how you can get involved.