Entries Tagged as ‘Intellectual Freedom Issues’

March 12, 2014

‘Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your Public Library’ receives the 2014 Eli M. Oboler Award

  The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces that “Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your Public Library: Scenarios from the Front Lines” by June Pinnell-Stephens is the recipient of the 2014 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award. The award will be presented to Pinnell-Stephens at the ALA Annual Conference in Las […]

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 […]

November 19, 2013

Call for nominations for the Gerald Hodges IF Chapter Relations Award

Call for nominations for the Gerald Hodges IF Chapter Relations Award   The Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award recognizes an intellectual freedom focused organization that has developed a strong multi-year, ongoing program or a single, one-year project that exemplifies support for intellectual freedom, patron confidentiality and anti-censorship efforts. The award consists of $1,000 and […]

November 6, 2013

OIF provides tips for libraries under fire

Reprinted from The Scoop blog. For a full summary of the Orland Park Public Library controversy, read the entire post:  Illinois Library Comes Under Fire “Sometimes libraries that are doing ‘all the right things’ pay a price for their excellence through uncivil attacks and attempts to dismantle their work,” Barbara Jones, director of ALA’s Office […]

October 30, 2013

IFRT accepting nominations for 2014 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award

  The American Library Association (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is seeking nominations for its 2014 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award. The John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award honors intellectual freedom fighters in and outside the library profession who have demonstrated remarkable personal courage in resisting censorship. The award consists of $500 and a citation. […]

October 30, 2013

IFRT accepting nominations for 2014 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award

The American Library Association (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is seeking nominations for its 2014 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award. The biennial award is presented for the best published work in the area of intellectual freedom and consists of $500 and a citation. Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 1, 2013. The award was […]

October 16, 2013

OIF urges Alamogordo, N.M, schools to reinstate Gaiman’s “Neverwhere”

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom has sent a letter to the superintendent of the Alamogordo, N. M., Public Schools, asking that the district rescind its removal of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere from Alamogordo High School classrooms and the library. The ban, which was reported last week, came after a parent complained about content on one page […]

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 […]

June 14, 2013

Utah Library Association IFC receives the 2013 Gerald Hodges IF Chapter Relations Award

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces that the Utah Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee is the recipient of the 2013 Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award. The Intellectual Freedom Committee of the Utah Library Association built “a strong Intellectual Freedom cohort in the State of Utah. In […]

April 18, 2013

Free webinar on reporting and responding to challenges to library materials

Register now for “Defend the Freedom to Read: Reporting Challenges” Challenges to library materials take place in schools and libraries across this country every day. One of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom’s primary duties is to track challenges and to provide support to librarians, teachers, library workers, trustees, and others who are dealing with these […]

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