Intellectual Freedom News

Intellectual Freedom News 2/28/2020

“Deborah Caldwell-Stone, director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, says Tafolla’s story illustrates an important point: Denying incarcerated people broad access to reading materials doesn’t just interfere with their education.”We’re depriving prisoners of materials that they desperately want and need to affirm their humanity, to help them rehabilitate themselves, to occupy their minds and their hearts while they’re in prison,” she says.”

Intellectual Freedom News

Intellectual Freedom News 2/21/20

ALA opposes proposed Tennessee law that threatens state’s freedom to read: “Tennessee HB 2721 threatens library users’ freedom to read and violates our professional values and ethics expressed in the ALA’s Library Bill of Rights. If adopted, the bill would establish ‘parental oversight boards’ whose decisions about what others can read, view, and access in the library would be final.”