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The Truth Shall Set You Free

I had begun mulling over my professional philosophy last night, the phrase intellectual freedom swishing around in my mind as I drifted off to sleep.  What does it mean?  105 more words

Y'all Means All

I was recently in the Dallas Public Library’s central downtown location and saw this display in the young adult literature section. With the nationwide current PRIDE parades, I thought it was a great time to share the photo on my blog. 72 more words


Intellectual Freedom

In Chapter 9 of Foundations of Library and Information Science, Richard Rubin explores the concept of Intellectual Freedom (IF). IF has its roots in nineteenth-century political theory as well as the First Amendment of the U.S. 405 more words


More thoughts on censorship

When I wrote my original post, I felt perhaps some of the books on the 2016 ALA Banned and Challenged Books List were just moving up an age level (say from a middle school to a high school library), but now I think it is more correct to think of things on an individual student level.   244 more words

Intellectual Freedom

It’s Not Shelved In the 420s: Legalized Marijuana and Other Intellectual Freedom Concerns

I’m lucky enough to live in Colorado – an absolutely beautiful state that boasts mountains and prairies, great educational opportunities, and an awesome community of library professionals. 586 more words

Big Picture

We Need More Alternatives to Facebook | MIT Tech Review #socialmedia #news #business #intellectualfreedom #communication #community #privacy #society

Chastened by the negative effects of social media, Mark Zuckerberg says he will tweak his service and upgrade society in the process. Should any company be that powerful? 11 more words