Entries Tagged as ‘AASL’

January 16, 2015

School Librarians and Intellectual Freedom web meeting

Since October, our office has taken calls from 52 librarians seeking censorship support. 39 of those cases involve schools. OIF hosts quarterly web meetings with state IFC chairs from ALA Chapters and AASL Affiliates. These meetings are an opportunity for state IFC chairs to “meet” each other and to discuss state, local, and national intellectual freedom issues; projects […]

March 2, 2012

IF Action Round Up, Feb. 24-March 1, 2012

OIF sponsors 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 postings to the list since 1996, visit http://lists.ala.org/wws/arc/ifaction. Below is a sample of articles from February 24-March 1, 201 IF Action […]

January 24, 2012

Resolution Opposing Restriction of Access to Materials and Open Inquiry in Ethnic and Cultural Studies Programs in Arizona

During the 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, TX, the Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) believed it necessary that ALA respond with a unified voice to recent news reports highlighting the removal of educational materials in connection with the elimination of Mexican American Studies classes in the Tucson (AZ) Unified School District. REFORMA and other ethnic […]

October 28, 2009

Meet Authors Stephen Chbosky & Sarah Brannen at AASL!

Stephen Chbosky, author of the highly acclaimed and frequently challenged book The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Sarah S. Brannen, author of the award-winning (and frequently challenged) Uncle Bobby’s Wedding will participate in a program at 8am Saturday, November 7 at the AASL 2009 National Conference in Charlotte (Room 202). Chbosky and Brannen will […]