Intellectual Freedom News 9/29/2017

Intellectual Freedom News

September 29, 2017 – Collated by OIF Staff and News Interns

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One thought on “Intellectual Freedom News 9/29/2017

  • In her fairly misleading opinion piece on September 22, Kit-Bacon Gressit claims the anthology Not My President (of which she happens to be a contributing writer) was banned by her local library. Not only does she fail to disclose any proof that her book was actually ‘banned,’ she also does not mention the book has yet to be published, and fails to note the books is basically self-published via a kickstarter. The book is not reviewed or published by any established publisher, and the website for the book even mentions profits from purchases will go to support a number of political causes.
    As a public librarian (not in Fallbrook)it is safe to say no competent librarian working with very limited taxpayer dollars would order a self-published, unreviewed, politically motivated work before it was even released or reviewed. This appears to be nothing more than a misleading ploy from Ms. Gressit to have her local library carry a book to which she contributed.

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