During the summer, libraries play an important role of stopping summer slide and engaging people, especially children and teens, with learning opportunities and collections built for self-directed exploration. However, if a child is hungry, how inclined will they be to take advantage of these opportunities?
The Florida legislature is well on its way to approving a bill that could have dramatic consequences for Florida students’ and teachers’ intellectual freedom. Proponents of HB 989 / SB 1210 claim that the bill improves transparency and gives parents a stronger voice in their children’s education. But we have to ask questions about these claims.
Pack your ALA Annual Conference schedule with intellectual freedom programs and meetings. Learn more about the ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ and ‘Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian’ challenges in this IF News issue.
ALA’s 2017 Annual Conference is in Windy City Chicago and the Office for Intellectual Freedom will be there staffing the different committee meetings and programs. Committee meetings and programs are open to any attendee, and they’re often a good way to learn about the business of ALA and its intellectual freedom initiatives.
Long after we won the Cold War, communism is still a fighting word for many in the United States. And materials for children and young adults are the source of most challenges to books and intellectual freedom, so this combination was a combustible one.
What better way to start your weekend than by reading IF News—featuring FCC, Little Free Libraries & 13 Reasons Why
Two weeks ago, students at the University of Texas at Dallas campus found two Qur’ans in the toilet.
A school librarian explained that her administration would be installing security cameras in her school library, and she wondered if she should voice a protest to the decision. An interesting discussion evolved from her initial inquiry.
ALA gears up for renewed net neutrality fight. New Ethics Webinar. And Choose Privacy Week blog roundup.
The “Privacy Issue” of JIFP will include articles addressing the growing challenge to longstanding library privacy norms.