On just a normal day at work, recently, a young boy came up to me to inquire about the next book in a series. We had the item, but it was currently checked out. I asked for his card and put the item on hold for him. Everything was normal, and then, just as he was leaving, he asked if he could see who had the item checked out.
ALA’s 2016 Annual Conference is in Orlando, FL 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 are often a good way to learn about the business of ALA and its intellectual freedom initiatives.
Ten minutes into “Cyberphobia”, I was pulling out little post-it tabs to mark the passages with crazy stats or eye-opening information until the book looked like a psychopaths notebook!
December 11, 2015 – A free biweekly compilation of news by the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom including: current book challenges in libraries and schools; articles about privacy, internet filtering and censorship; ALA activities, conferences and institutes, products, online learning opportunities, awards and grants, international exchanges; and how to get involved and make the most of what ALA offers.
by Mack Freeman Google has come under fire from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) due to perceived privacy problems with their Chromebooks that have increasingly been incorporated in K-12 schools […]
by Mack Freeman This week, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on reforming the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). The ECPA is a federal law that controls how the […]
ALA’s Midwinter Meeting is in Boston and the Office for Intellectual Freedom will be there staffing the different committee meetings and programs. OIF meetings are open to any attendee, and are often a good way to learn about the business of ALA and Intellectual Freedom.
By Adam Eisgrau Cross-posted from District Dispatch It’s baaaaa-aaaack! S. 754, the often and aptly tagged “zombie” Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA) reemerged this month in the Senate […]
A heads up via the ALA Washington Office’s District Dispatch blog: On Tuesday, February 11th, library supporters are asked to mount a major action to urge Congress to pass major […]
Cross-posted to the FTRF Blog and Choose Privacy Week The Freedom to Read Foundation and American Library Association have joined with dozens of technology firms and other civil liberty organizations in calling […]