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Last month’s blog post by the ALSC Intellectual Freedom committee included a sample book challenge response letter which reminded a colleague of the absolutely hilarious keynote address presented by Gene Ambaum of Unshelved fame. Because everyone at Unshelved is totally … Continue reading
Dude, report challenges. It is important. According to the Office of Intellectual Freedom’s estimations, only 20 to 25 percent of challenges are reported. Please take the time to report challenges. It is easy. There are several ways to do it … Continue reading
The concept of Banned Books has always been a funny one to me. I grew up and thrived in a household where I was encouraged to dress how I wanted, be who I wanted, think how I wanted, and read … Continue reading
Recently, a librarian posted a listserv question asking what to do about children and teens checking out Fifty Shades of Grey and other erotic works. Her library’s solution was to put Fifty Shades in the workroom where patrons have to … Continue reading
Thank you to ALSC Intellectual Freedom committee, particularly Chair Heather Acerro, for arranging for Susan Linn to speak at ALA Annual in June. Susan’s presentation was welcome inspiration in the uphill struggle we librarians face in protecting our patron’s intellectual … Continue reading
Susan Linn, Ed.D., is Director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. The ALSC Intellectual Freedom Committee recently asked her a few questions about her background and how she got involved in … Continue reading