Entries from October 2010

October 31, 2010

IFRT Monthly Video Series: IFLA/FAIFE chair Kai Eckholm

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) presents the fourth in its monthly video series of interviews.  This month’s video features Kai Eckholm, chair of the International Federation of Library Association’s Committee on Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE). If you have any topics you would like to see featured in upcoming videos, […]

October 26, 2010

Freedom to Read Foundation announces Nominating Committee

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has announced the nominating committee for its April 2011 election. Committee members are: Robert P. Doyle, Chicago (chair); James G. Neal, New York; and Judith Platt, Washington, D.C. Six positions on the FTRF board of trustees will be filled in the election to be held April 1 — May 1, […]

October 5, 2010

Banned Books Week Machinima Winner: Clark Abismo in SL (Miguel Mimoso Correia in RL)

For the first time ever, ALA hosted a Banned Books Week machinima contest in Second Life. Machinima is filmmaking within a real-time, 3-D virtual environment like Second Life. The entries were inspired by this year’s theme: “Think for Yourself and Let Others Do the Same.” We are pleased to announce that Clark Abismo in SL […]

October 1, 2010

Banned Books Week Day 7 – News, Blogs, and the Machinima Contest Entries!

Stephen Colbert mentions Banned Books Week in his introduction to The Colbert Report on Monday and Thursday. NPR links to the bannedbooksweek.org map (bannedbooksweek.org is a joint site of OIF and the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression). Comics Alliance gives us a humorous, graphic novel-themed “7 Most Ridiculous Reasons for Banning Books, 2009-2010”. Comics Alliance also shares the news […]

October 1, 2010

Spotlight on Censorship – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky “The trouble with free speech is that it insists on living up to its name.” — Jonathan Yardley The sometimes charming, sometimes heartbreaking The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is a delightful coming-of-age-tale that captures the bittersweet tumult of high school.  It has been […]