The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is pleased to introduce ten new bloggers in addition to five strong voices who continue to share thought provoking original content about a core value of the librarian profession.
Libraries can’t grow if they aren’t weeded. The fifth Ranganathan Law states “The library is a growing organism.” With professional resources and a statement of support, ALA and the Oregon Library Association reinforce the professional deselection standards used by the Salem Public Library.
On December 3rd, tumblr CEO Jeff D’Onofrio announced that the platform will “no longer allow adult content, including explicit sexual content and nudity.” Guest blogger Melaine Huyck-Aufdermaur defends her belief that this action is a digital age book burning.
Witness the importance of reporting censorship by looking through the eyes of students who are just learning the realities of our society.
Join ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) on Twitter to chat about the importance of reporting censorship and what librarians can do to support our professional values.
For Giving Tuesday, we celebrate giving back to make our society a better place. I’ve pulled together a list of banned books that have a small act of kindness that has made an impact on me.
Dec. 9, 2018 is the deadline to submit your interesting in writing about intellectual freedom and privacy issues for the American Library Association.
Join ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) in this engaging Facebook Live event to highlight the importance of reporting censorship and what librarians can do to support our professional values.
By guest blogger Emily Schneider. If librarians and other advocates for an inclusive and activist approach to literacy are afraid to discuss antisemitism as a deep-rooted and dangerous blight on society, we have a problem that needs to be addressed.
On all Hallow’s Eve, my favorite festive day, I share with you lucky 13 books that have been challenged or banned because of “demonic possession,” “promoting mischief,” or because they “interest little minds in the devil with all of his evil works.” But of all the things to be scared of, the scariest of all is BANNING BOOKS.