ALA President issues statement on White House budget; Beaverton School District (OR) bans book, Stick, from middle schools; Are Libraries Neutral? President’s Program tackles heavy subject from multiple angles
OIF to Showcase New Selection Policy Toolkit at Midwinter; the New Jim Crow book in American prisons; and the Golden Age of Free Speech
Intellectual freedom advocates need to do our part to reject the sensationalization of censorship. It’s not enough to lament the restriction of a book on social media or grumble about schools’ decisions. We need to discuss the central issue: teaching students to talk about controversial issues in and through literature.
OIF Blogging Opportunities for 2018, 50 Years of Intellectual Freedom and a new webinar, Privacy to Pornography: What Staff Need to Know about Intellectual Freedom
Permission slips for To Kill a Mockingbird in Biloxi, When can private entities censor speech? Securing Patron Privacy, an upcoming ALCTS webinar
Since its publication in 1960, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird has been challenged and banned in schools and libraries all over the country. What can you do to help the students of Biloxi Public Schools?
New Issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy;
Oakland Public Library takes action against Islamophobia;
Overdue fees: Barriers to access in school libraries
December 2nd, 2016 – Information about the new webinar on Student Rights, Protests and Free Speech; the unanimous decision to retain The Perks of Being a Wallflower at the Dubuque High School; and challenges to The God of Small Things, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.