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Shock & Awe: This Blog Endorses a DE State Board Event! Please Attend! Free Food!

Yes, I am very critical of the Delaware Department of Education and the State Board of Education over many things.  But I do think they have done an excellent job with literacy efforts in our state.  482 more words

DE State Board Of Education

Fair Use Week 2015

Every year the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) celebrates the fundamental right to fair use. Fair use is an important in academia because it allows students and faculty the ability to teach and learn without fear of corporate or governmental intrusion. 149 more words

Guaranteeing Library Access to "All" Expression? Preliminary CLA Survey Findings for Libraries in 2014

Has your library reported any challenges to collection holdings or access policies that were experienced in 2014? It’s not too late to contribute to the national picture for 2014 of how library staff responded to pressures to remove, restrict, relocate, or label library materials deemed objectionable, and how they dealt with other calls to change library access policies. 713 more words

Intellectual Freedom

librarians on the radio with irvine welsh promo blurb

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