Author and journalist, Cory Doctorow writes in his review on BoingBoing, “This One Summer is one of those books with the power to change young peoples’ lives, to become a guidebook and a touchstone through adolescent turbulence. It’s wonderful.”
by Anna Lauren Hoffman (crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) Two Saturdays ago, I (and pretty much everyone else on the Internet) sat in awe watching Lemonade, Beyoncé’s epic visual album. At one […]
By Neil Richards (crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) Have you looked at your Google or Bing search history recently? You should. When you do, you’ll find a list of all the questions […]
By Magee Kloepfler (Crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) Recently a teacher came to me looking for a particular book. I informed her it was checked out, but that I would get it […]
by Kyle Jones (Crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) Records define us–partially. They enclose data and information that reveal our past, present, and increasingly our future. But they are never perfect representations of […]
by Connie Williams (Crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) Teaching students about online privacy seemed so easy in the old days: don’t tell anyone your password, never meet up with anyone you ‘meet’ […]
In Kentucky, readers rejoice. At tonight’s open reconsideration committee meeting, Emily Veatch defended the right for her students to read Looking for Alaska by John Green. She was supported by librarians all over the country and right there in Lebanon. Marion County Public Librarians attended the meeting with buttons, t-shirts, and signs opposing the censorship of this book in the entire high school. And they succeeded!
By Michael Robinson Chair, ALA-IFC Privacy Subcommittee Crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org (Note: This is the first post in a week-long online forum discussing how librarians, educators, and society can respect and […]
By: Naomi Bates It has happened to me in the library…coming in fresh from another library or just being a new librarian, you may experience the same thing I have. […]
The concept of intellectual freedom is a driving point for the narrative and provides an extraordinary teaching point for readers of any age. The novel does a great job introducing the principles of intellectual freedom to young readership. Dorrie and the other apprentices are tasked with learning the Princples of Lybrarianship. A conversation which was fully explored by the author and supported within the text, its plot and characters.