Entries Tagged as ‘General Interest’

February 11, 2013

IFAction Round-Up, February 4–10, 2013

The Office for Intellectual Freedom sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. Click here to subscribe to this list. For an archive of all list postings since 1996, visit the IF Action archive. Below is a sample of articles from February 4–10, 2013.   Privacy […]

January 16, 2013

Sweater Vest Sunday Q&A

By popular demand, below are the answers to all of your Sweater Vest Sunday questions – including the burning question, “Why sweater vests???” Q.  What exactly is the point of Sweater Vest Sunday? To raise awareness – specifically among librarians, library workers, library trustees & Friends, and library supporters– about the importance of reporting challenges […]

October 11, 2012

IF Action Round Up September 24–October 6, 2012

OIF sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. To subscribe to this list, visit http://lists.ala.org/wws/subscribe/ifaction. For an archive of all list postings since 1996, visit http://lists.ala.org/wws/arc/ifaction. Below is a sample of articles from September 24–October 6, 2012. Privacy Facebook Launches ‘Gifts’ in Crafty […]

August 31, 2012

Timeline entry for 1984: The Color Purple

Leading up to Banned Books Week 2012, ALA will highlight one book from its new timeline of banned and challenged books each day. Today we feature 1984 challenges to The Color Purple, by Alice Walker. In 1984, The Color Purple was challenged as appropriate reading for Oakland, CA high school honors classes due to the work’s […]

August 30, 2012

Timeline Entry for 1983: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Leading up to Banned Books Week 2012, ALA will highlight one book from its new timeline of banned and challenged books each day. Today we feature 1983, when I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou, faced significant controversy. In 1983, four members of the Alabama State Textbook Committee called for the rejection […]

August 29, 2012

Timeline: 30 Years of Liberating Literature

Since 1982, Banned Books Week has rallied librarians, booksellers, authors, publishers, teachers, and readers of all types to celebrate and defend the freedom to read. As we commemorate 30 years of Banned Books Week and enter our 31st year of protecting readers’ rights, ALA is pleased to unveil this new timeline of significant banned and […]

June 1, 2012

Want to “bee” the best? Read a banned book!

Last night, the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee took place in Washington, DC.  278 young spellers took the stage over the past week, with national TV cameras capturing the drama.  We at OIF would like to extend a hearty congratulations to all the participants! In perusing the biographies of the contestants, I noticed […]

May 25, 2012

IF Action Round Up, May 18-24, 2012

What is your vote for biggest story of the week? Tell us in the comments or vote on Facebook! OIF sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. To subscribe to this list, visit http://lists.ala.org/wws/subscribe/ifaction. For an archive of […]

May 21, 2012

Free “Difficult Conversations” webcast now available

A recording of last month’s webinar, “Moving Difficult Conversations Toward Positive Outcomes: Coping with challenges in the library workplace” is now available at no cost.  The hour-long webcast provides tips for dealing with conflict resolution – whether among co-workers or with upset patrons or concerned community members. The presenters are Angela Maycock, OIF assistant director, […]

May 18, 2012

IF Action Round Up May 11-17, 2012

What is your vote for biggest story of the week?  Tell us in the comments or vote on Facebook! OIF sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. To subscribe to this list, visit http://lists.ala.org/wws/subscribe/ifaction. For an archive of all […]

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