Category Archives: Blogger Intellectual Freedom Committee

My Parents Open Carry

What obligation do public or school libraries have to purchase materials that present a range of views on controversial subjects? Must every controversy be treated the same way? How do our personal biases affect our purchasing decisions? Should libraries take … Continue reading

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Hurray for Another Year of Intellectual Freedom!

ALSC Intellectual Freedom Commitee members are looking forward to a third year of contributing to the ALSC Blog. Our blog posts are usually scheduled for the third Saturday of the month and we have a whole pile of interesting topic … Continue reading

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Beware of Open Manholes: An Interview with Daniel Handler

I had the opportunity to meet with Daniel Handler at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas last month to ask him a few questions about Intellectual Freedom and some other stuff. Do you have a favorite banned and/or challenged … Continue reading

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It’s Private. It’s Personal!

Dear Diary: I keep you locked and hidden in my favorite secret hidey-hole to keep snoopy people OUT OF MY BUSINESS! THIS MEANS YOU [_______________________________________________]!!! Fill in name of older, or younger, or every sibling above in ALL CAPS Did … Continue reading

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Poverty & Access: An Intellectual Freedom Issue

According to ALA, “intellectual freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. It provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides … Continue reading

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Celebrate 404 Day!

On April 4, 2014, the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) teamed up to celebrate 404 Day- the day that honors this little message that pops up when there’s an error and you can’t access … Continue reading

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Focus on the Positive: Book Challenges

Yesterday afternoon I was sitting in the airport with library colleagues and we started talking about all of the positives that can come out of a materials challenge. Challenges can be stressful, but they do bring good for libraries, books … Continue reading

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ALSC Intellectual Freedom Committee Update & Resources

In January, the ALSC Intellectual Freedom met at Midwinter.  While we talked about many things, the overarching theme was what does Intellectual Freedom mean now?   IF is more than just banned books and book challenges, at its core it’s about … Continue reading

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