Intellectual Freedom News

Intellectual Freedom News 9/18/2020

This year’s (Sept. 27 – Oct. 3) Banned Books Week theme — Censorship is a Dead End. Find Your Freedom to Read — draws attention to the barriers these censorship incidents enact, making it harder for readers to navigate the world and explore new perspectives. Free shareable graphics, coloring sheets, and cover photos can be found at ala.org/bbooks/freedownloads.

Each day of Banned Books Week, OIF will promote a different action that spotlights literary activism. Titled #BannedBooksWeek in Action, readers are encouraged to share their activities on social media with the hashtag.

Intellectual Freedom News

Intellectual Freedom News 9/11/2020

Intellectual freedom and equitable access are core values of the library profession. The belief that these values are even more important today serves as the foundation of the articles in the September issue of Knowledge Quest. Contributing authors demonstrate how school librarians are still finding new and innovative ways to defend intellectual freedom, privacy, and uninhibited intellectual inquiry.

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Intellectual Freedom News 8/28/2020

Douglas County Library Board of Trustees will investigate library director, staff over support for BLM movement: “The letter explains and reiterates the fact that libraries have been engaged in the important work of ridding libraries of racism and policies that reflect racism either implicitly or explicitly for a number of years,” said Caldwell-Stone. “This is a particular goal of the ALA and other library associations, to ensure that everyone receives fair treatment and equal access to the library, and finds the library to be a welcoming and inclusive institution in the community.”