Many ALSC members have questioned whether children’s librarians should purchase, use, or even keep books by authors implicated in #MeToo situations (or who have been accused of other “bad” behaviors). The ALSC IF Committee and the ALSC Collection Management Discussion Group collaborated with the hope of starting a conversation. Feel free to chime in here and to follow up at ALA Annual Meeting, details below.
Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 5, 2018!
Mid-Winter Roundup 2018 At a snowy Midwinter Conference in Denver, intellectual freedom work occurred in small group sessions, cross-committee task force meetings and on the big stage where the question of library neutrality was ardently debated. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the intellectual freedom highlights:
What is the First Amendment? What is freedom of speech? What is intellectual freedom? What place do they have in YOUR core value system????
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!