A first: Request for a library to delete their tweets. Sensitivity readers to flag potentially offensive content. And, anti-protest bills hit Arizona.
Challenges to Eleanor & Park, Gutless, The Glass Castle, and This Book is Gay; Why was Juno Dawson uninvited to a school in the UK? And a special Black History Month webinar from the Freedom to Read Foundation about Libraries in the Jim Crow South and the story of a nine black students arrested for using a whites-only library.
New Privacy Checklists, Webinar on Libraries in the Jim Crow South, A Bad Boy Can Be Good For a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone, and a defiled prayer rug in Michigan.
Gutless and Animal Farm removed. Protecting Teen Privacy. Filtering Library Wi-Fi. Rowling Responds to Burning Harry Potter Books. And the Riots at Berkeley
January 27, 2017- Information about government censorship and updates on the Virginia Board of Education rejection of red-flagging books and the censorship of a student’s painting in a U.S. Capitol building. It’s a double issue with lots of news, don’t miss out!
January 13, 2017 – All Douglas County libraries (OR) to close, Email Privacy Act, and a fond farewell to Nat Hentoff.
ALA Town Hall Meeting at Midwinter, Operation 451, Mein Kampf, literary protests and the controversy around Milo Yiannopoulos’ book.
New Library Bill of Rights poster, challenge support resources and free webinar.
December 17, 2016 – Kansas City Public Library, Orange Coast College and Accomack School District
December 9th, 2016 – Does the First Amendment protect fake news?