Intellectual Freedom News 12/1/17

Intellectual Freedom News

December 1, 2017 – Collated by OIF Staff and News Editors

Intellectual Freedom Highlights

  • OIF by the numbers | Intellectual Freedom Blog; “Celebrating its 50th anniversary this December, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom was founded to ‘promote and protect the interests of intellectual freedom.’ […] Below are a few stats that highlight the work we’re proud to continue, and the obstacles our team is determined to tackle with your support.”
  • Intellectual Freedom: A Response | Intellectual Freedom Blog; “As curators of collections, authorities on access or just plain bookworms, we have an important role to play right now. If, as professor Kendi states, intellectual freedom is based on exploring, changing, improving through the discovery of new ideas […] then we have an opportunity, because of our particular skill set, to help shift the conversation back to the center, or at least to try.”
  • Many Americans, especially blacks and Hispanics, are hungry for help as they sort through information | Pew Research Center ; “A new analysis of a November 2016 Pew Research Center survey shows that 76% of U.S. adults say they would benefit “a lot” from having at least one of seven different kinds of help in accessing information that can help them make decisions.”
  • Brooklyn, Queens, and New York Public Libraries Launch a New Digital Privacy Initiative | Choose Privacy Week




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