Entries from November 2011

November 23, 2011

First Amendment Rodeo 11/07-11/21, 2011

A round-up of intellectual freedom issues in the news Privacy/Technology Supreme Court Sees Shades of 1984 in Unchecked GPS Tracking Op-Ed Contributor:  Stop the Great Firewall of America Report: Social Networking: Why Americans use social media Teens, kindness and cruelty on social network sites Is Lying On The Internet Illegal? Facebook Tracking Under Scrutiny Reasonable […]

November 17, 2011

Health and Sexuality Education & Libraries webinar – Nov. 22

Libraries in the developing world are often some of the best – if not only – resources for providing information about health and sexuality to their communities. Next week’s webinar, Access to Health Information and Education in the Developing World, will discuss these issues with a focus on two countries: Nigeria and Mexico. This is […]

November 9, 2011

Register for Nov. 15 “Religion and Libraries” webinar!

Article 19 of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights affirms that “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” Article 18 of the Declaration affirms that “Everyone has […]

November 7, 2011

First Amendment Rodeo October 19-November 6, 2011

A round-up of intellectual freedom issues in the news Censorship/Book Banning Off-color book stirs debate at Old Rochester junior high See also: Letter to the Editor, The Wanderer The Wanderer, Facebook Censorship/Technology ACLU puts legal pressure on districts to open filters on LGBT material It’s all blocked: The real story behind the Internet at DHS […]

November 1, 2011

State Chapter Intellectual Freedom Report: North Dakota

Periodically, the OIF Blog will be featuring a profile of the intellectual freedom activities from ALA’s state chapters. Our third featured state is North Dakota. The entire series can be found here. The North Dakota Library Association’s (NDLA) Intellectual Freedom Committee is an active and vibrant group of individuals who provide assistance to NDLA members […]