While it is not a new phenomenon, over the last two years, we have seen a troubling increase in headlines about hate speech or conduct. Here’s a helpful resource for preparing and responding to such conduct.
The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is pleased to introduce ten new bloggers in addition to five strong voices who continue to share thought provoking original content about a core value of the librarian profession.
Join ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) in this engaging Facebook Live event for ideas on how to turn the volume up to 10 on your Banned Books Week programs.
Celebrate thought, Celebrate freedom – today and everyday.
Join the Office for Intellectual Freedom in New Orleans for intellectual freedom and privacy discussions and programs. Don’t hesitate to snag us for any questions!
By: Robert Sarwark Trends Last week, the Top 10 Challenged Books of 2017 were announced by the Office for Intellectual Freedom. Following that announcement, the Banned Books Week Coalition posted a […]
Part of the Librarians Lead Against Censorship blog series. The Sauk Prairie High School Librarian, Lynn Evarts, remained very close to the situation throughout its unfolding and provided key leadership to the community on the matter. For her efforts, Evarts, plus her colleagues, earned the 2017 Lee Burress Intellectual Freedom Award from the Wisconsin Council of English Teachers.
Part of the Librarians Lead Against Censorship blog series. In 2017 Academy School District 20’s Challenger Middle School Library faced a challenge to the book Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. A parent challenged the book, objecting to language, alcohol use, violence and sexual descriptions. I had a chance to talk to Gina T. Schaarschmidt, the Challenger Middle School librarian, about the challenge and her experience working with the Office for Intellectual Freedom.
No better time than Women’s History Month to get to know one of the fiercest ladies of library and information science – Judith F. Krug. She doesn’t have her own action figure, but she should.
ALA’s Midwinter Meeting is in Denver and the Office for Intellectual Freedom will be there staffing the different committee meetings and programs. Committee meetings and programs are open to any […]