Entries from January 2012

January 30, 2012

Data Privacy Day 2012: “Should Librarians Care About Privacy Anymore?” A Webinar Featuring Barbara Jones

As part of Data Privacy Day 2012, the University of North Carolina’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is sponsoring a special program and webinar in honor of its 80th anniversary, “Should Librarians Care About Privacy Anymore?”  The program will take place this Friday, February 3, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern […]

January 28, 2012

Today is Data Privacy Day

January 28 marks the annual observance of Data Privacy Day. First held in 2007 by the Council of Europe as “Data Protection Day,” the event has grown into a international observance that seeks to provide information about personal data rights and protections to consumers of all ages. The United States officially joined in the observance […]

January 27, 2012

Data Privacy Day 2012: Youth and Privacy

This is the second of a series of posts celebrating Data Privacy Day 2012 , an international celebration designed to promote awareness about the many ways personal information is collected, stored, used, and shared, and to promote education about privacy practices that will enable individuals to protect their personal information. (Cross-posted at privacyrevolution.org.) Young people […]

January 27, 2012

IFAction News Roundup, January 5-12, 2012

Censorship in the Library Bangladesh teacher arrested after banned book found in college library Scheduled signing for book written in collaboration with convicted murderer spurs community outrage Book to remain in school libraries, board rules Plymouth-Canton Parent Group: ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’ Filtering and Free Exercise: ACLU vs. Salem Public Library Harper wants vetting of […]

January 25, 2012

Celebrate Data Privacy Day 2012

Cross-posted at privacyrevolution.org. Is your library celebrating Data Privacy Day? Data Privacy Day is an annual international celebration designed to promote awareness about the many ways personal information is collected, stored, used, and shared, and to promote education about privacy practices that will enable individuals to protect their personal information. ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom […]

January 24, 2012

Resolution Opposing Restriction of Access to Materials and Open Inquiry in Ethnic and Cultural Studies Programs in Arizona

During the 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, TX, the Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) believed it necessary that ALA respond with a unified voice to recent news reports highlighting the removal of educational materials in connection with the elimination of Mexican American Studies classes in the Tucson (AZ) Unified School District. REFORMA and other ethnic […]

January 19, 2012

OIF webcasts now available for purchase

In 2011, OIF presented two series of webinars – Intellectual Freedom Summer School and Intellectual Freedom across the Globe – that were recorded and are now available for purchase.  To purchase any of them, visit http://bit.ly/wHVlGP and click on the “Register” link to the right of the webcast you’re interested in. You will need to enter […]

January 17, 2012

Check out FTRF’s 2011 Krug Fund video and photos

The six recipients of 2011 Banned Books Week grants from the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund sent in clips from their many excellent activities – and we’ve compiled them in a new video just out today. The video features a montage of activities from the “Living Banned Books” Read-Out by the […]

January 6, 2012

IFAction News Roundup, January 1 – 5

Privacy/Technology NYTimes Op-Ed:  Internet Access Is Not a Human Right  No Warrant Needed for GPS Monitoring, Judge Rules How the Feds Are Tracking Your Kid Related: Data-Crazy Department of Education Throws Privacy Out the Window Daniel Solove: Student Privacy in Peril: Massive Data Gathering With Inadequate Privacy and Security First Amendment Rights Judge Rules ‘Uncomfortable’ […]

January 3, 2012

John Green to highlight Freedom to Read Foundation event in Dallas

On January 22, in conjunction with ALA’s Midwinter Meeting, bestselling Young Adult author John Green will be appearing at the Freedom to Read Foundation’s annual Banned Author Event.  Green, author of the challenged book “Looking for Alaska” and the forthcoming “The Fault in Our Stars,” is a major voice in the YA world, and we’re […]

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