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.
On arrival to Texas from Paris on Feb. 22, 2017, en route to Texas A&M University, where he was an invited guest, Dr. Rousso was held for 11 hours; and though eventually released, through the intercession of Texas A&M University’s president and a law professor, his experience is telling of where we are headed as people and a nation. In fact, it is telling of where we have arrived, now, in this moment.
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.
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 […]
Here’s your daily list of must-do events at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas! Monday, June 30 Now Showing @ ALA: The Speaker…A Film About Freedom When: 8:00-10:00 a.m. Where: LVCC-N242 […]
The Office for Intellectual Freedom sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. Click here to […]
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 […]
The Electronic Computer Privacy Act (ECPA) is scheduled for markup tomorrow, Thursday, November 29th, in the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC). Originally enacted in 1986 as a means of addressing telephonic […]
I am honored to be the first blogger in a series of posts celebrating ALA’s Choose Privacy Week. Thanks to funding from the Open Society Foundations, this is our third […]