“Perfect Chemistry” banned in Colorado, free webinar for Banned Books Week, and new resolutions and interpretations adopted at ALA’s annual conference in Chicago.
Queering of the Library; Protect Net Neutrality; and Anchorage Library’s ‘No Porn’ Policy
Sometimes the inclusion of specific titles in those displays or the themes of the displays themselves can become points of controversy in our libraries.
New London – Spicer School District keeps The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The decision to pull all of the yearbooks smacks of viewpoint discrimination. Justice William Brennan in his dissent on Hazelwood v Kuhlmeier warned that the decision to protect students from controversial or sensitive topics is actually “camouflage” for viewpoint discrimination: “Even in its capacity as educator the State may not assume an Orwellian ‘guardianship of the public mind.”
Drag queens, late fees, Sherman Alexie and Net Neutrality
Pack your ALA Annual Conference schedule with intellectual freedom programs and meetings. Learn more about the ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ and ‘Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian’ challenges in this IF News issue.
A school librarian explained that her administration would be installing security cameras in her school library, and she wondered if she should voice a protest to the decision. An interesting discussion evolved from her initial inquiry.
ALA gears up for renewed net neutrality fight. New Ethics Webinar. And Choose Privacy Week blog roundup.
Did you know a drone can provide wireless internet?! And don’t forget to check out the new Choose Privacy Week website and graphics!