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
In response to a challenge to a LGBTQ display in Maine, I argue that LGBTQ are mainstream parts of today’s culture (not a “far left” agenda as the challengers argued), that creating LGBTQ displays is still a political act, just as choosing not to create those displays would be.
Champion of libraries and democracy: An interview with Nancy Kranich; Disinvited speakers get a platform to talk about being denied one; An updated look at diversity in children’s books
Let’s take a closer look at how polarizing headlines and false dichotomies about a recent survey of college students flatten the notion of patriotism and simplify the complexity of people’s beliefs about free speech, hate speech, and inclusivity.
Drag Queen Story Hour continues its reign at libraries, despite backlash; Rumford librarians deny that political agendas guide their banned books displays; YouTube bans neo-Nazi and Holocaust-denial videos in push against hate speech
In short, getting into the minds of my favorite Westerosi has made me realize that whether we believe or distrust outsiders, whether we embrace or disdain challenging information has a lot to do with two main questions: Do I believe this person is honorable? How does this information make me vulnerable?
Alexandria School District pulls two books from program; Social media censorship is hurting those on the margins, EFF project contends; Why Are SAT takers getting an ‘Adversity Score’? Here’s some context