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Freedom to Read Week

Last week (February 26-March 4, 2017) was Freedom to Read Week in Canada, an “annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom.” 79 more words

Intellectual Freedom

Fighting Self-Censorship

Assuming a school librarian has the luxury to use a library budget to purchase books (and I’m learning that’s a pretty big assumption in many urban districts), how do you follow Ranganathan’s guidelines for ‘every reader his book, and every book its reader’ (1931)? 769 more words

Advocacy

Intellectual Intolerance - Stunning Speech From Stanford University Provost Exposes "The Threat From Within", by Tyler Durden

Let’s hope Stanford Provost John Etchemendy is on the leading edge of a backlash against intellectual intolerance masquerading as “tolerance” on college campuses. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com: 375 more words

Education

One way to celebrate Freedom to Read Week

Today kicks off Freedom to Read Week, a project of Canada’s Book and Periodical Council. From February 26 to March 4, the council’s Freedom of Expression Committee invites Canadians to reflect on our right to intellectual freedom. 208 more words

Books

Information Going *Poof?

Many people depend on websites hosted by the U.S. Federal Government. Whether someone is looking up information on cancer using MedlinePlus, trying to find out… 266 more words

Intellectual Freedom

UCLA banned my book on Islam from a free speech event, by Elan Journo

Is there anybody left in a major American university who understands and is willing to defend the concepts of civil liberties and intellectual freedom? From Elan Journo at thehill.com: 296 more words

Civil Liberties