With the summer movie release of a frequently challenged children’s book, librarians can expect an increase in visibility and circulation of the series.
Safety pins’ degree of acceptance varies vastly, but the spirit behind wearing the pin remains generally consistent with sending a message of solidarity and identifying as an ally to the disenfranchised.
If removing patrons without library agreement becomes a new political policy or strategy, it would greatly harm intellectual freedom and the safe spaces that library workers have tirelessly worked to create. The Kansas City Public Library case from May could become a new tactic for suppression of “dangerous” talk.
With the Oxford Dictionaries announcing its 2016 Word of the Year “post-truth,” facts are now irrelevant and only personal response matters.
With things being said, written, and shared that fall under the First Amendment and intellectual freedom post-election, intent and context are crucial.
For every loophole that gets closed, it seems like there are five new ones that emerging technology enable for exploitation. If the internet is a service that libraries provide and privacy is something libraries believe individuals should have when browsing, then there is a lot of work to do.
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 case closed in India last month which is great news for students who use coursepacks or textbook excerpts. Fair use for education prevails.
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.
Is Facebook’s offer of free internet access a boon to schools or a ploy to control curriculum?