To fully understand intellectual freedom, it seems crucial to consider what kinds of barriers to these activities might exist in our local communities and broader American society. The ones I initially think of include self-imposed determinations — I can’t question that! — to outside restrictions — library users in this district can’t access this book! — but perhaps there are others.
This week Congress, voting along party lines, passed a resolution that repealed the groundbreaking privacy rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission last October under the Obama administration.
As this first year as a contributor to the ALA OIF blog comes to a close, I’ve asked some of my system colleagues to reflect on what Intellectual Freedom means to them, personally and professionally.
OIF’s “Fifty Shades of Banned Books Week” webinar is chock-full of inventive programming ideas to celebrate the freedom to read.
Good-bye Banned Books Week of 2015. Libraries and bookstores will take down the yellow caution tape. Fahrenheit 451 and Winnie the Pooh will be returned to the shelf. New blogs […]
In this era of “Big Data,” we know that our location, our phone calls, our purchases, our Facebook posts and our web site visits are being monitored, recorded, collected, and […]