Q&A with author Lance Rubin on the suppression of his YA novel in South Carolina; A Practical Guide to Privacy Audits; ACLU to school district: Stop censoring student Facebook criticisms over gun violence walkout
Jason Reynolds calls school libraries “places of recognition for young people” in new PSA; Monona Grove parents’ request to remove Harper Lee book denied; Lindsey Whittington receives Immroth Award
Meridian School District pulls Looking for Alaska from middle school libraries; The fallout from Florida’s school censorship law; What is access without equity?
New ALA Statement Affirms Net Neutrality is Essential to Intellectual Freedom; Protesters attempt to shut down author event at Green Apple; Board removes ‘trashy’ book from CHS library
ALA President issues statement on White House budget; Beaverton School District (OR) bans book, Stick, from middle schools; Are Libraries Neutral? President’s Program tackles heavy subject from multiple angles
Book challenges and authors accused of sexual misconduct; To Kill a Mockingbird; and Privacy and School Libraries
Springfield (MO) school district to review ‘The Hate U Give’ after parents complain; Residents speak out over library Pride displays; Judge rules that an inmate’s access to law library can be restricted by detention staff.
Controversial mural replaced at Springfield’s Dr. Seuss museum; New York won’t do business with ISPs not adhering to net neutrality principles; ALA Appoints Mary Ghikas as Executive Director through January 2020
Each week, we work to compile the news and organize it so it can be easily skimmed by those of you who subscribe to the blog. Recently, we’ve been comparing notes about what we’ve learned as we gather the Intellectual Freedom News during our first year working for OIF and we thought you, as the readers, might be interested in learning more about the process and our reflections. Here’s a sample of our recent conversations…
OIF to Showcase New Selection Policy Toolkit at Midwinter; the New Jim Crow book in American prisons; and the Golden Age of Free Speech