Our handy bookmark checklist for the 2017 Banned Book Reading Challenge will move you beyond the goal of simply reading more, to reading more of “the good stuff;” the good stuff being those books that have been deemed controversial enough to contain hidden nuggets of imagination, inventiveness, and revelation about life and the human condition.
With the summer movie release of a frequently challenged children’s book, librarians can expect an increase in visibility and circulation of the series.
The new issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy, Vol. 1, No. 2-3, is now live and available to subscribers online.
Safety pins’ degree of acceptance varies vastly, but the spirit behind wearing the pin remains generally consistent with sending a message of solidarity and identifying as an ally to the disenfranchised.
New Library Bill of Rights poster, challenge support resources and free webinar.
One of the hardest things about censorship is that it can come from a good place — an urge to protect or shield someone from something “bad.”
“North Korea’s Hidden Revolution” shows how a new society evolved, based on providing information and entertainment to those hungry for a life outside of what is shown to them.
An uncomfortable truth is that hate speech is also free speech. It’s not illegal for people to say stupid, ignorant, or even deliberately hurtful things. A hate crime, however, is about more than speech; it is about specific criminal behavior. Library incidents that we’re trying to track falls into two broad categories: vandalism or harassment.
December 17, 2016 – Kansas City Public Library, Orange Coast College and Accomack School District
If removing patrons without library agreement becomes a new political policy or strategy, it would greatly harm intellectual freedom and the safe spaces that library workers have tirelessly worked to create. The Kansas City Public Library case from May could become a new tactic for suppression of “dangerous” talk.