According to Lee McIntyre, Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History, Boston University, we are now living in a post-truth society. McIntyre believes that post-truth is an attempt to compel someone to believe in something whether evidence exists for it or not. One memorable example: Donald Trump claiming his inauguration crowd was larger than Obama’s crowd even though photographic evidence indicated otherwise.
What does YouTube’s COPPA Compliance mean in the broader discussion about digital privacy? What does all of this have to do with libraries? Also, find out more about the privacy resources provided by ALA.
Sexual education in public schools has long been a controversial topic. But state legislatures must take a closer look at comprehensive health education laws if educators are to address medically accurate information with students and stop spreading disinformation.
“In 2020, the census is going online. The idea is to help increase self-response, but as librarians we understand the special challenges this may create for some of our patrons.”
Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) invites you to get to meet its 2020 Executive Board Nominees. Learn more about the nominees, their favorite banned characters, what they enjoy most about being involved with Intellectual Freedom Round Table and which Intellectual Freedom they hope to champion this year.
ALA responds to Missouri legislation that proposes policies and procedures that threaten access to information;
ALA Appoints Tracie D. Hall as Executive Director
Despite being frequently challenged, Cormier continued to write these mature themes; he felt they were an important window for young adults to view the world beyond them.
…if bad actors or provocateurs can turn a peaceful protest into a violent altercation, and fix the blame on protest organizers, free speech now faces an impossible burden.
The #eBooksForAll initiative can be applied to other issues of access: eBooks in prison and accessibility.
In an environment where exposure to natural light is limited to sometimes a mere hour a day, the inward illumination that books are capable of providing should be something that is more accessible and available to inmates. But that is rarely the case for most prison libraries.