ACLU and EFF sue Trump administration over cell phone searches at the border; Letters to the Editor regarding the Conejo Valley challenge; and NINE days until Banned Books Week
We are working in institutions that rightly center both access and privacy, and we may, at some point, be called on to actually, personally defend one or both. Make sure you know the laws in your area, know your rights, and come up with some plans for how you would handle any tricky run ins like the ones above. We have an obligation not just to the profession, but to our patrons to make sure that their rights are infringed upon while in the library.
A recent Pew poll indicates that a majority of Americans not only realize that they are often surrounded by misinformation, but also that the library can help them wade through it all.
Fostering Media Diversity in Libraries: Strategies and Actions was prepared in June 2007 by the now-dissolved American Library Association, Intellectual Freedom Committee Subcommittee on the Impact of Media Concentration on Libraries. These resources are still relevant to libraries today within their key responsiblity to provide access to a diverse collection of resources and services.
Two free webinars, White supremacist group sues university over refusal to rent room for speech and Al Franken pushing FCC to keep internet protections
Politics in the classroom isn’t new, but it does feel different this year. The violence in Charlottesville coincided with the back to school rush, and our nation’s violent partisan reality looms as a silent force in many teachers’ and students’ minds.
I Am Jazz, This Day in June and The Liberation of Gabriel King
In the twenty years since Harry Potter first arrived on the publishing scene, J.K. Rowling’s boy wizard series has faced more than its share of attempts to see the books limited, banned or even burned.
District judge finds Arizona anti-ethnic studies law violates Fourteenth and First Amendments; Should protesters be allowed to have guns? Transgender reveal in kindergarten class leaves parents feeling “betrayed”; And 30 days until Banned Books Week!
Free speech on a college campus is a form of public engagement. And public engagement is always a challenge. Ask any of the professors named above. A good response is to sharpen your game and be ready.