ALA responds to National Archives effort to alter materials; Meet IFRT’s 2020 Executive Board Candidates
ALA responds to Missouri legislation that proposes policies and procedures that threaten access to information;
ALA Appoints Tracie D. Hall as Executive Director
2020: The year to support, defend—and trust—our free press; ‘Just Mercy’ from Bryan Stevenson among books banned in some prisons; Group urges Florida to prosecute schools over books with sex, LGBTQ references
Sharing my censorship story: Five years later; Free Speech—or Free-for-All? First Amendment Audits Push Privacy Limits; Forward Together, Charting a path to a more vibrant and effective organization
ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom is seeking information on any bans, challenges, or access issues that libraries, schools, and universities faced in 2019. Deadline is Dec. 31. Any assistance with helping get the word out is greatly appreciated!
Find a sample email that can easily be customized and shared on e-lists; graphics; sample social media posts; and more info on the importance of reporting censorship on this webpage: http://www.ala.org/tools/challengesupport/share. All personal and institutional information submitted is kept confidential.
In this week’s IF NEWS: The Impeachment Papers; Reaction to Kalamazoo Public Schools saying no to LGBTQ books; and Privacy is a Human Right – It Can’t Be Bought or Sold.
During the past week the FCC adopted ALA E-rate recommendations; meet the I Love My Librarian Award winners; and OIF pleas for libraries to report censorship. Check out all the news on censorship, privacy, net neutrality, academic freedom and the First Amendment.
The Censorship war in Loudoun County; Hearing from OIF Director Deborah Caldwell-Stone; Upcoming eCourses on First Amendment and privacy law
Deborah Caldwell-Stone, director of American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, joined with the West Virginia Library Association and the National Coalition Against Censorship to express their concerns with the proposal to remove or restrict “Prince and Knight” in a letter sent to the Upshur County Library board.
Whodunit in the Library: Someone Keeps Hiding the Anti-Trump Books; Author believes Dist. 200 canceled Wheaton school visit due to LGBTQ content; officials cite procedural issue; Can facial recognition technologies, privacy, and the freedom of expression co-exist?