Join ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) in this engaging Facebook Live event for ideas on how to turn the volume up to 10 on your Banned Books Week programs.
The best educating requires academic freedom; I Love My Librarian! 2018 Award nominations now open; Hate in schools: An in-depth look
by: Andrea Jamison Recently, Forbes posted (and subsequently removed) an opinion editorial that sent librarians and library supporters on a social media tirade. The now archived article, written by Panos Mourdoukoutas, […]
Weakening the protections of academic freedom will make it harder for all educators to do their jobs effectively and creatively. I think for most of us, if we think back we will realize the teachers we remember most, and that we learned the most from, are the ones who challenged the way we think and pushed us beyond our comfort zones. Educators at all levels need to continue to have the freedom to do this.
By: guest blogger E. F. Schraeder. The core values of librarianship urge professionals to resist all efforts to censor materials and uphold intellectual freedom. This blog offers three strategies to advocate for books and these cherished principles when a challenge occurs.
Do trigger warnings help or harm? Library Values & Privacy in our National Digital Strategies; #BannedBooksWeek is September 23-29, 2018. Stock up on free downloads and social media art!
Amy Tan – “I am a writer compelled by a subconscious neediness to know, which is different from a need to know. The latter can be satisfied with information. The former is a perpetual state of uncertainty and a tether to the past”
Addressing the issue as a community allows for open and effective communication and gives students the opportunity to understand and ask questions about what is likely a confusing topic for them. Many of these students have probably already either experienced firsthand or have heard about an incident of police violence, and like it or not, they are already actively paying attention to and attempting to understand the important issues our nation is facing and their role in such situations. It is important for educators— ALL educators – to guide them through that process.
The List, a middle-grade novel by Patricia Forde, was originally published in her native Ireland as The Wordsmith. Its recent re-release on American shores is garnering well-deserved attention for this timely dystopian tale.
Why the Janus decision matters to library unions; Southern Utah library workers told to remove buttons, displays featuring LGBTQ-themed materials; Choose Privacy Every Day!