Author: Gretchen Corsillo
The Importance of Collection Development Training for Librarians
In many recent high profile book challenges, parents and politicians have asserted that they know best when it comes to selecting and deselecting library materials, but librarians go through significant training to develop relevant and appropriate collections.
Digital Collections are Not Immune to Book Challenges
Providers of e-content such as Overdrive and Epic are no longer immune to book challenges – and in some counties, access is being cut off entirely.
Book Challenges Could Affect AP Course Designation
New guiding principles from the College Board affirm that AP stands against censorship.
Challenged Book Spotlight: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Jesse Andrews’ 2012 YA bestseller Me and Earl and the Dying Girl ranks seventh on ALA’s list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021.
Student Press Freedom Day is February 24
Student Press Freedom Day will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2022. This year’s theme is “Unmute Yourself!”
Happy Birthday, Virginia Woolf!
Woolf, known for her stylistic innovations, was unafraid to discuss important topics in her work and is still studied today for her ties to feminism.
2021 Intellectual Freedom Gift Guide
Need some last-minute gift ideas for the intellectual freedom advocate in your life? Check out these top picks, all under $30.
Toni Morrison’s Beloved a Hot Topic in Virginia Governor’s Race
Toni Morrison’s Beloved, winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, became a topic of controversy during this year’s gubernatorial election in Virginia.
Banned Books Week 2021 Twitter Roundup
Banned Books Week 2021 took place from September 26 through October 2. Here’s a roundup of its coverage on Twitter.
Celebrating Banned Authors During Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic American Heritage Month takes place each year from September 15-October 15. Initially started in 1968 by President Lyndon B. Johnson as Hispanic Heritage Week, it was expanded to […]