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Intellectual Freedom

While it can be a little awkward role playing this kind of situation, I found last week’s class to be an informative and practical exercise that will help us in our roles as intellectual freedom advocates in the library. 356 more words


As a Canadian, I feel that I live in a relatively free country.  Did you know that even in Canada books can be banned at the border or removed from library shelves?

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Open Access Week

The academic and research community celebrates Open Access Week, October 24-30, a global event for the promotion of free, immediate online access to scholarly research. 150 more words


Another "hysteric" librarian for freedom

Back in 2001, right after the 9/11 attacks, the federal government enacted a piece of legislation called the USA PATRIOT ACT (which stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism). 551 more words

Intellectual Freedom

Celebrate the Freedom to Read All Year Long!

Banned Books Week, held September 25-October 1, 2016 has officially ended.  However, the freedom to read continues.  The freedom to read is about choices to read a variety of books on a variety of subjects.   71 more words

Young Adult Literature

The Scary Truth of Banned Books Week

By Rebecca Tischler, Reference Department

It’s that time of year again, the time to celebrate… the freedom to READ!!  Banned Books Week is Sept. 25 – Oct. 1,049 more words

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A Wider Look at Frequently Challenged Materials (Banned Book Week Series #4)

As librarians, we spend all day sharing information with our patrons. Therefore, it can be beneficial during this Banned Book Week to look back at some of the most challenged materials over a broader span of time than discussed in our… 747 more words