Entries from March 2011

March 31, 2011

IFRT Monthly Video Series: Nathan Wright on Youth & Privacy

The latest Intellectual Freedom Round Table video is now available!  This video features Nathan T. Wright, founder of Lava Row, at the Privacy and Youth Conference, which took place in Chicago, March 24 -25.  Wright talks about how today’s youth view privacy. Nathan’s presentation from last weekend’s conference can be found at http://www.lavarow.com/2011/03/30/youth-privacy-in-the-age-of-social-media/. If you […]

March 30, 2011

FTRF announces competition for 2011 Banned Books Week grants

Applications are now open for the 2011 Judith Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grants, sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation.  Four grants in the amount of $2,500 and $1,000 grants will be given to organizations in support of “Read-Outs” or other activities that celebrate Banned Books Week (Sept. 24 – Oct. 1, 2011). […]

March 30, 2011

First Amendment Rodeo 3/9-3/28, 2011

Censorship / Book challenges Fairbanks, AK School District decides whether to ban “Betrayed,” by P.C. and Kristin Cast Fairbanks Daily News-Miner – Committee recommends continuing to offer contested book Board delays ‘objectionable’ book policy vote Council bans pit bull book Conn. Prisons Agency To Review Library Books Censorship / Internet Filtering Filter This:  Point-Counterpoint U.S. […]

March 17, 2011

Merritt Fund to cosponsor Annual Conference reception with NMRT

Every year at the ALA Annual Conference, the LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund sponsors a “Reception for a Cause” to raise funds and promote the vital work of the Merritt Fund. This year, with the conference moving to New Orleans, the Merritt Fund trustees wanted to have a real party!  So we will be joining […]

March 17, 2011

Video from FTRF’s 2010 Judith Krug Fund Banned Books Week grant recipients

We hope you’ll enjoy this short video showing highlights from Banned Books Week 2010.  The libraries, colleges, and other organizations featured were recipients of the first-ever Judith Krug Fund Banned Books Week grants, presented by the Freedom to Read Foundation in memory of Krug, who was FTRF’s executive director for four decades. Applications for the […]

March 15, 2011

21st Annual Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference Seeks Program and Poster Proposals

The 21st annual Computers, Freedom, & Privacy (CFP) is accepting program and poster proposals for this year’s conference, which will take place on June 14-16, 2011 in Washington, DC. The theme for the 2011 conference is “The Future is Now.” Past CFPs have explored what computing technology means for freedom and privacy, including its usefulness […]

March 15, 2011

First Amendment Rodeo 2/21-3/7, 2011

A biweekly round-up of intellectual freedom news around the nation Censorship Parents want Horry County School Board to ban “Push” See also Parents Fume Over Book Despite requests, libraries rarely pull materials Groups believe textbooks have pro-Islam slant A Censorship Issue — from Publisher’s Weekly Shelf Talker   Freedom of Speech White power meeting put […]

March 3, 2011

Save the Date! IFLA intellectual freedom satellite meeting in Miami, August 10-12, 2011

The Office for Intellectual Freedom will be teaming with the Committee on Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions to hold a three-day satellite meeting in advance of the 2011 IFLA World Congress. “Intellectual Freedom in a Changing World” will take place August 10-12, 2011 […]