Intellectual Freedom News 10/6/17

Intellectual Freedom News

October 6, 2017 – Collated by OIF Staff and News Interns

Intellectual Freedom Highlights

  • The Art of the Challenge | Intellectual Freedom Blog; “Challenges to books occasionally occur in academic libraries, but artwork is a more frequent target of challenges in academic libraries. I recently interviewed John Harer, an associate professor of library science at East Carolina University. In the 1990s he was working at Texas A&M when students launched a complaint about a piece of artwork that was hanging near the entrance of the library.”
  • Why is Intellectual Freedom Important? | Intellectual Freedom Blog; “Why is intellectual freedom important? Beyond my role as a librarian, why do I care about intellectual freedom and free speech? The list of things that come to mind immediately are about education, exploration, growth and finding one’s personal truth. “
  • Somewhere in Pakistan: Diary of a Young Aspiring Writer | Intellectual Freedom Blog


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