Entries from August 2011

August 31, 2011

Free webinar on hosting Banned Books Week events

Are you interested in helping your library celebrate Banned Books Week this year? If so, we invite you to participate in the FREE webinar, “Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read @ Your School, Public, and Academic Library,” which will be held on Tuesday, September 13, at 1:00 PM Central.  BONUS: All participants will […]

August 29, 2011

Last chance! Register today for Tuesday’s final “Summer School” webinar

Join Freedom to Read Foundation president Kent Oliver and OIF Assistant Director Angela Maycock for the last webinar in the Intellectual Freedom Summer School series: “Hot Topics for Public Libraries,” which will focus on meeting room policies and self-service holds. Registration closes at 4:30 p.m. Central today for this event, which will take place Tuesday, […]

August 25, 2011

Banned Books Week 2011 materials available now!

Banned Books Week (September 24 through October 1, 2011) is only a month away. Get your library set to celebrate the freedom to read! The ALA Store has the materials you need to declare your library’s commitment to intellectual freedom. Fight censorship with the Banned Books Week unplugged robot who is featured on the Banned Books T-shirt, poster, […]

August 22, 2011

Wednesday webinar on self-censorship

The fourth webinar in OIF’s “Intellectual Freedom Summer School” series will focus on issues of collection diversity and self-censorship. This online learning event will take place Wednesday, August 24 from 10-11 a.m. Central. Angela Maycock, Assistant Director of OIF, will be the speaker for this program. Registration will close at 4:30 p.m. Central on Tuesday, […]

August 16, 2011

School library webinar this Thursday

OIF’s third webinar in its “Intellectual Freedom Summer School” series is on hot topics for school libraries, and will take place Thursday, August 18 from 3-4 p.m. Central. Register by 4:30 p.m. Central on Wednesday (8/17) to join speakers Frances Jacobson Harris and Angela Maycock for a lively discussion of the following topics as they […]

August 10, 2011

First Amendment Rodeo 7/25-8/8, 2011

A round-up of intellectual freedom issues in the news Privacy/Technology House panel approves broadened ISP snooping bill ACLU Probing Government Use of Cell Phone Location Data Web tracking has become a privacy time bomb Will Missouri ‘Facebook Law’ spook teachers away from social media? Patriot Act Senate Intel Committee Blocks Report on “Secret Law” Free […]

August 8, 2011

Last chance to register for privacy webinar tomorrow

Registration closes at 4:30 p.m. (Central) today for “Intellectual Freedom Summer School: Privacy Law, Ethics, and Policy in the Library.” Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, August 9 from 10-11 a.m. Central for Deborah Caldwell-Stone’s presentation on: Privacy laws and ethical codes protecting user privacy in the library Creating and implementing library policies to protect user privacy […]

August 3, 2011

Privacy webinar next week — register now!

The second offering in OIF’s “Intellectual Freedom Summer School” series is a webinar on privacy issues for libraries of all types. “Privacy in the Library: Law, Ethics, and Policy” will take place Tuesday, August 9 from 10-11 a.m. Central and provide an overview of the following topics: Privacy laws and ethical codes protecting user privacy […]

August 3, 2011

Congratulations to the 2011 Judith Krug Fund Banned Books Week grant recipients!

The Freedom to Read Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 Judith Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grants. Six libraries and organizations have been selected to receive grants to sponsor Read-outs or similar events during Banned Books Week, September 24-October 1. The Bay County (Fla.) Public Library and the Thomas Jefferson […]

August 1, 2011

First Amendment Rodeo 7/11-7/25, 2011

A round-up of intellectual freedom issues in the news Privacy/Technology Lengthy Privacy Policy Discussions Leads to No Changes at Library Anti Child-Porn Act Runs Into Trouble Over Privacy Senators Ask Spy Chief: Are You Tracking Us Through Our iPhones? Should warrantless GPS tracking be allowed?  USA Today Opposing view: Warrantless GPS tracking needed: Jon Adler […]