Like a good proportion of the country, I have been doing my best to catch bits and pieces of the Senate hearings regarding the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the US Supreme Court. When I sat down to write this blog I wondered, what impact might Kavanaugh’s confirmation have on intellectual freedom issues?
Roald Dahl would be 102 tomorrow. He is one of the best selling authors of all time. His works need no introduction – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The Witches, The BFG, The Twits and George’s Marvellous Medicine – to name only a few.
These Banned Books Week products not only catch the eyes of passerby, but also offer readers ways to defend their favorite books. Order print materials by September 12 to get them in time using standard shipping!
The Intellectual Freedom Committee would appreciate feedback from the library community on a revised draft of “Meeting Rooms: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights.” ALA members and non-members alike are invited to provide feedback on the draft interpretation by September 14, 2018.
It’s almost that time again, the most wonderful time of the year! Back to school!
by: Andrea Jamison Recently, Forbes posted (and subsequently removed) an opinion editorial that sent librarians and library supporters on a social media tirade. The now archived article, written by Panos Mourdoukoutas, […]
Weakening the protections of academic freedom will make it harder for all educators to do their jobs effectively and creatively. I think for most of us, if we think back we will realize the teachers we remember most, and that we learned the most from, are the ones who challenged the way we think and pushed us beyond our comfort zones. Educators at all levels need to continue to have the freedom to do this.
By: guest blogger E. F. Schraeder. The core values of librarianship urge professionals to resist all efforts to censor materials and uphold intellectual freedom. This blog offers three strategies to advocate for books and these cherished principles when a challenge occurs.
Celebrate thought, Celebrate freedom – today and everyday.
The School Library Journal hosted its annual Day of Dialogue on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at NYU’s Kimmel Center. The event attracted hundreds of librarians and book enthusiasts from across the country.