A professor spoke out about whiteness at Georgia Southern University. Students burned her book; Positive impact of Banned Books Week: A reflection from youth services; Diverse classroom libraries spark debate in Loudoun County
Alex Gino shares what it’s like to author the #1 most banned book; Censorship beyond books; Court: First Amendment protects ‘hate group’ label
In Common Sense Media’s reviews, conflating the the amount of “inappropriate” content and the value of the messages within the same five-star rating system does a disservice to parents, youth, and art as a whole.
ALA Announces eBooks for All Campaign; Nominations open for 2020 IFRT John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award; Windows, not walls: Defending incarcerated peoples’ right to read
Euphoria recognizes that progress and growth don’t happen in a straight line. Works of art are not simply vehicles for morals and “positive messages,” and Common Sense Media’s rating system over-simplifies the relationship between art and virtue.
Revised and new intellectual freedom policies and resources available from ALA, IFC; Controversial book [The Handmaid’s Tale] to remain in Marietta school curriculum
How the New York Public Library guards privacy in the digital age; The reason why hundreds of books were removed from an Illinois Prison Library; Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’s legacy of library challenges and bans
In recent profiles of Justice John Paul Stevens’s legacy, I learned of several of his important contributions to intellectual freedom like copyright, privacy, and the First Amendment.
Nominations for the 2019-2020 I Love My Librarian Award are open through October 21; The Census could undercount people who don’t have internet access; Libraries guarantee patrons’ privacy. That’s why LinkedIn’s policy is so troubling.
IFRT Emerging Leaders videos engage non-librarians; ACLU, other groups criticize Leander’s proposed library policies; Publishers change ebook and audiobook policies; libraries look for answers; John Paul Stevens had ‘indelible’ commitment to the First Amendment