CNN recently launched a “Facts First” campaign to remind people that facts do exist, and that, “An apple is not a banana.”
…Don’t hesitate to speak up!
Did you see ALA’s awesome video highlighting the top ten challenges this year? If not, check it out!
Is bullying protected by the first amendment?
There is help available.
Going to Annual in Chicago? Squeeze these quick intellectual freedom experiences into your schedule!
Atrribution: RodLibrary@Uni https://www.flickr.com/photos/unirodlibrary/30209015226/in/photostream/ What librarian hasn’t had an uncomfortable conversation with a parent concerned about the materials their children have been reading or viewing? The ALSC Intellectual Freedom committee has been busy revising documents to help you talk with kids and parents about the intellectual rights of children as the situation arises. (And if it hasn’t yet, don’t worry…it will.) Remember, educating rather than censuring can create partnerships with parents and schools to combat censorship geared towards children.