Intellectual Freedom News 3/31/2017

Intellectual Freedom News

March 31, 2017 – Collated by OIF Staff and News Interns

Intellectual Freedom Highlights

  • How Libraries Can Respond to the Repeal of the FCC Privacy Rules | IF Blog; While the FCC may be barred from adopting new privacy rules, Congress itself can propose and adopt a privacy regime that will protect individuals’ data. Librarians and patrons alike can let their elected officials know that they support laws that protect individuals’ online privacy.
  • ‘The fight of our generation’ | Inside Higher Ed; “Seeking to energize its thousands of members to act before then, the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, used last week’s biennial national conference to give the roughly 3,500 in attendance a crash course in advocacy.”
  • Beware – This post includes banned illustrations | IF Blog; “The average reader and buyer presented with the U.S. published edition will most likely never see the original edition or be able to question why the images don’t match up. Is this really the state of affairs that is desired? Do we want a public space where outcry and challenges to books are so prevalent that instead of risking offending anyone and then possibly hurting sales, books are carefully curated and altered in order to not cause any ripples?”
  • Freedom to Read Foundation offers 2017 Banned Books Week grants | FTRF




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