Intellectual Freedom News 8/4/2017

Intellectual Freedom News

August 4, 2017 – Collated by OIF Staff and News Interns

Intellectual Freedom Highlights

  • Start planning for banned books week now | OIF Blog
  • Censorship: It’s not just for books
    • Webinar on August 30 at 2 pm Eastern from Carterette Series Webinars, Georgia Library Association; “When you hear about censorship in libraries, you may automatically wonder what YA book is under attack this time.  However, many of the challenges to intellectual freedom we’re facing go well beyond books.  Online resources, speakers and events, programs, and other library initiatives are also coming under fire, and those of us in libraries may not always agree on what should be defended.  Please join us for a conversation about today’s threats to intellectual freedom and what you can do to stand up for free expression.” Registration:
  • The “Privacy” special issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy is now available.
    • The Journal of Intellectual Freedom welcomes submissions related to intellectual freedom and privacy, both in libraries and beyond. Submissions can include research articles (peer reviewed),  non-peer reviewed articles and essays discussing or describing policies,practices,projects,law, and scholarship related to intellectual freedom and privacy,  personal accounts of censorship and intellectual freedom challenges, opinion pieces and essays on current and topical issues, and book and publication reviews.  Full submission details and author guidelines are available at the JIFP website
  • The iSchool at Illinois seeks nominations for the Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award. The deadline for nominations is October 1, 2017. Given annually, the award acknowledges individuals or groups who have furthered the cause of intellectual freedom, particularly as it impacts libraries and information centers and the dissemination of ideas.
  • Webinar: Get GIFy with it: How to go viral during Banned Books Week recording from Wednesday, August 2 with Allison Palmer, Ellie Diaz, and Maria Atilano.



See this week’s privacy updates on the Choose Privacy Week blog.


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