Like a good proportion of the country, I have been doing my best to catch bits and pieces of the Senate hearings regarding the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the US Supreme Court. When I sat down to write this blog I wondered, what impact might Kavanaugh’s confirmation have on intellectual freedom issues?
FB Live Event: 6 ways to express your inner activist for Banned Books Week; To restore civil society, start with the library; ALA’s new Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table is open for membership
Roald Dahl would be 102 tomorrow. He is one of the best selling authors of all time. His works need no introduction – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The Witches, The BFG, The Twits and George’s Marvellous Medicine – to name only a few.
Discovering LGBTQ themed books probably won’t make anyone ‘more queer,’ but it just may help patrons from feeling alone. Your library shelves can make all the difference in the world, and here’s hoping these six strategies help keep the rainbow visible.
Join the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom in this engaging Facebook Live event for six ways to express your inner activist for Banned Books Week.
Libraries provide public access to 3-D printers. Given the juxtaposition between our professional obligations and social responsibility, libraries should make their policies very clear with regard to printing 3-D guns.
Facial recognition surveillance at the library? Data Collection and Privacy: Balancing Information Needs with Patron Protection;
Libraries invited to join Dear Banned Author letter-writing campaign this Banned Books Week
These Banned Books Week products not only catch the eyes of passerby, but also offer readers ways to defend their favorite books. Order print materials by September 12 to get them in time using standard shipping!
It would feel strange if a library started taking fingerprints of patrons who entered and exited just for the purpose of matching them against a state or federal database containing fingerprints of criminals.
The Intellectual Freedom Committee would appreciate feedback from the library community on a revised draft of “Meeting Rooms: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights.” ALA members and non-members alike are invited to provide feedback on the draft interpretation by September 14, 2018.