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Happy Freedom to Read Week (FTRW) all y’all.

To celebrate intellectual freedom, on the next episode of Librarians on the Radio, librarian Jason Kuffler is going to be interviewing Irvine Welsh (of Trainspotting fame) about the writer’s experience of censorship (and he’ll talk about his new book, because, you know, capitalism). 176 more words


1000 Days

For the sixth week in a row, Saudi writer, blogger, and activist Raif Badawi was not publicly flogged today for insulting his home country’s state religion. 1,409 more words

Daily Prompt

Why write? (part four)

The fourth event that prompted me to write was that I re-read one of my favorite books, 1984 by George Orwell. I like reading classics, and I like the way dystopian fiction sparks my imagination. 697 more words

Freedom to Read

Starting on Sunday, February 22nd, is FREEDOM TO READ week! According to the website, the purpose is to encourage “Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms… 156 more words


By Their Language We Shall Know Them

People who employ the word ‘denier’ in a climate context are silencing normal, healthy debate.

Ben Pile is one of the most incisive and original thinkers in the climate sphere. 269 more words

Ethical & Philosophical

Libraries Full of Smut!

So Erika Moen sort of beat me to the punch here, but I want to talk briefly about 50 Shades of Grey.

First off, I’m a queer, feminist, sex positive BDSM practitioner. 623 more words


One of the things that is very important to me as a Librarian is the profession’s commitment to impartiality (LAI Code of Professional Practice) and Intellectual Freedom… 139 more words