Some libraries are facing backlash against LGBT programs — and holding their ground; Revisiting collection development in a digital age; Advocates draw battle lines over national privacy law
There are no easy answers in these scenarios, and often, the label of censorship thrown about in the media serves more to politicize and enflame than to move toward solutions and greater intellectual freedom for all. Instead of relying on the label of censorship to discourage curricular changes guided by politics, power, or lack of transparency, we need to rely on rigorous analysis of the curriculum choices themselves and the institutions that create and implement them. And that is a much harder task than writing a provocative headline.
After man burns LGBTQ children’s books, donations to Orange City library skyrocket; Hate speech is infecting America, but trying to ban it is not the answer; American Libraries Live: What Do the Midterms Mean for Your Library?
Anyone can sue: Legal intimidation as a censorship tool; PEN America files lawsuit against President Donald J. Trump for First Amendment; Iowa: Rural broadband, and the unknown costs of the digital divide
‘The Things They Carried’ challenge in Utah; upcoming webinar on fake news; and Facebook data breach
By: Kate Lechtenberg I was recently working on a proposal for a new course, and my book list kept getting longer and longer. The solution was clear: choice. If there […]
Get ready for Banned Books Week 2018 with new handbook; Drag storytimes bring fierceness—and fierce opposition; Want to defend democracy? Start with your public library.
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
It’s almost that time again, the most wonderful time of the year! Back to school!