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
As Orwell’s 1984 turns 70 it predicted much of today’s surveillance society; Limit how long Google keeps your data with this overdue setting; Public library event for ‘P Is for Palestine’ author Sparks Outrage in Highland Park
Rather than using their positions as legislators to exert governmental power where local control and educational expertise are more appropriate, I encourage legislators to leave the work of book selection or rejection to the expertise of educators and librarians.
Libraries Close the Gap on Unequal Privacy During Choose Privacy Week 2019: Celebrate #ChoosePrivacy Week May 1 – May 7, 2019; 2019 ALA Virtual Membership Meeting; May 9th @ 1:30 CST; Conversing with the Ethnic Affiliates of the American Library Association Webinar
Books by John Oliver and Angie Thomas on this year’s list of ‘Most Challenged’ titles; “Don’t #%?$ My Graphic Novels: Conquering Challenges and Protecting the Right to Read” free webinar on Wednesday, April 24; OIF, ODLOS, and VLA Respond to Hollins University’s removal of yearbooks
New Jersey lawmakers aim to end teaching of ‘Huckleberry Finn’ In Schools; Kanopy users’ streaming data exposed in library leak; ABFE criticizes Congressman for challenging Amazon on anti-vaccine titles
Last month, as Mary Beth Tinker and John Tinker celebrated the 50th anniversary of their landmark legal win on behalf of students’ First Amendment rights, they make connections to today’s student activists and the issues students and citizens of all ages are moved to protest.
CCBC releases annual statistics for multicultural children’s books; Wando principal recognized for standing her ground on ‘The Hate U Give’ assignment; Lawsuit alleging Colorado libraries pushed porn is dismissed