Thirteen Reasons Why tops most challenged book list, amid rising complaints in US libraries; Brown wins 2019-2010 ALA Presidency; IFLA provides input on the challenges to the right of privacy in the digital age
Q&A with author Lance Rubin on the suppression of his YA novel in South Carolina; A Practical Guide to Privacy Audits; ACLU to school district: Stop censoring student Facebook criticisms over gun violence walkout
On January 4, 2017, the FCC issued an updated Declaratory Ruling of the Restoring Internet Freedom order, finalizing the changes the FCC would like to see done to it’s former Open Internet policy. While we wait to see how internet access might change under, one hurdle to the enactment of these policies might be the U.S. Congress.
OIF to Showcase New Selection Policy Toolkit at Midwinter; the New Jim Crow book in American prisons; and the Golden Age of Free Speech
Net Neutrality, The Hate U Give, and P is for Palestine
Do you like having equitable and open access to whatever you want to view online? Call your congressperson. Email. Write. Send a smoke signal. Let them know you support the free exchange of ideas and information. Let them know that you support intellectual freedom. Let them know that you support net neutrality.
OIF posted a letter to Conejo Valley Unified School District about their opt-out policy.
Permission slips for To Kill a Mockingbird in Biloxi, When can private entities censor speech? Securing Patron Privacy, an upcoming ALCTS webinar
New Issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy;
Oakland Public Library takes action against Islamophobia;
Overdue fees: Barriers to access in school libraries
The Handmaid’s Tale, 1984, Bluest Eye, and This Day in June.
Immigrant’s Rights Workshop.
Banned Books Week displays and social media removed because some are offended.