Entries Tagged as ‘Freedom to Read Foundation’

September 4, 2015

FTRF and ALA join amicus brief asserting readers’ First Amendment right to be free of NSA’s online surveillance

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) and American Library Association (ALA) on Thursday joined with booksellers, international, and research librarians to file an amicus brief defending their ability – and the ability of similar organizations – to challenge on behalf of their users government actions that burden readers’ First Amendment rights.  The amicus brief was […]

February 18, 2015

Newly Revealed Records Detail 2013 Decision to Remove Persepolis from CPS Classrooms

During the week of March 11, 2013, directives were issued by administrators at Chicago Public Schools’ Fullerton school network and Lane Tech High School to remove Marjane Sartrapi’s acclaimed graphic novel Persepolis from school libraries and classrooms on the grounds that the book contained inappropriate language and images. The directive to remove Persepolis from CPS’ […]

June 29, 2014

Monday intellectual freedom meetings & programs @ #ALAAC14

Here’s your daily list of must-do events at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas! Monday, June 30 Now Showing @ ALA: The Speaker…A Film About Freedom When: 8:00-10:00 a.m. Where: LVCC-N242 Who: Cinephiles, cinephobes, idealists & contrarians Why me?: In advance of IFC’s Monday program, “Speaking about ‘The Speaker’,” we invite you to join us at a […]

June 28, 2014

Sunday intellectual freedom meetings & programs @ #ALAAC14

Here’s your daily list of must-do events at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas! Sunday, June 29 Read A Banned Book at the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out (Day 2) When: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Where: right outside the Exhibit Hall Who: You! Why me?: On Saturday and Sunday, SAGE and OIF invite you to the […]

April 11, 2014

Remembering Judith

Five years ago today, Judith Krug passed away. To honor her memory, the Freedom to Read Foundation blog will host a series of remembrances about her life and legacy.  If you would like to add a memory, please feel free to email ftrf@ala.org or post a note in the blog’s comments. Click here to read the first […]

March 26, 2014

FTRF Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grant applications now open

Cross-posted on Freedom to Read Foundation Blog Applications for Banned Books Week 2014 event grants via the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund are now open.  Applications will be accepted through April 30.Click here to apply: http://www.ftrf.org/?2014_KrugBBW.  Here are the application guidelines: Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grant application guidelines 1. Event outline should […]

February 13, 2014

FTRF Conable Conference Scholarship applications open

From the Freedom to Read Foundation –  The Freedom to Read Foundation  has opened applications for the 2014 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, which will enable a library school student or new professional to attend ALA’s 2014 Annual Conference, held June 26-July 1 in Las Vegas, Nev. The goal of the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship is to advance two […]

July 18, 2013

FTRF, ALA join efforts to protect privacy and increase transparency around surveillance

Cross-posted to the FTRF Blog and Choose Privacy Week The Freedom to Read Foundation and American Library Association have joined with dozens of technology firms and other civil liberty organizations in calling on the Obama Administration and Congress to increase transparency surrounding government surveillance efforts. In a letter released this morning, FTRF, ALA, and the other groups led by […]

July 1, 2013

Musts for Monday: Intellectual Freedom activities today at #ALA2013

First there was Five for Friday, then Six for Saturday, and Seven for Sunday! Today we’re pleased to bring you Monday’s must-see Intellectual Freedom-related events at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference. It’s the last day of Conference for many, so let’s make the most of it! 1. ALA Council II — 8:30-11:30 a.m., McCormick Place S100c […]

June 29, 2013

Six for Saturday: intellectual freedom activities today at #ALA2013

After a wonderful evening celebrating the IFRT 40th Anniversary, we’re excited for these intellectual freedom-related goings on at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference:  1. IFRT Program: “How a Book is Saved: Challenges and How to Fight Them” — 8:30-10:00 a.m., McCormick Place S405 What motivates an individual to challenge materials in a library’s collection and how should the […]