Do trigger warnings help or harm? Library Values & Privacy in our National Digital Strategies; #BannedBooksWeek is September 23-29, 2018. Stock up on free downloads and social media art!
Trigger warnings, initially designed to give advance notice of content potentially detrimental to those who have suffered trauma, have made their way into everyday situations and become code for ‘stuff that may be offensive or upsetting.’
September 17, 2016: Victory for Eleanor and Park, Tyrell, & Dope Sick in Virginia! Updates about the textbook in Texas. Controversy regarding trigger warnings. And SO MUCH MORE
The University of Chicago’s letter ignited a discussion about trigger warnings. What’s the difference between being polite and promoting censorship?
ALA’s 2016 Annual Conference is in Orlando, FL and the Office for Intellectual Freedom will be there staffing the different committee meetings and programs.
Committee meetings and programs are open to any attendee, and are often a good way to learn about the business of ALA and its intellectual freedom initiatives.