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Intellectual Freedom ...~by Akshaya Kumar Das

Intellectual Freedom …

Freedom is my birthright,
Constitional mindset in guarantee,

Non can steal my peace of mind,
No one can make you inferior without your consent, 189 more words


Ethical responsibility to protect privacy for students in the school library

When I advocate for libraries, one of the things I like to emphasize is that libraries and librarians are fiercely committed to protecting patron privacy.  Unlike other places where we search for information or get books, like commercial websites, Amazon, Audible, and search engines who monetize the information they collect on our digital lives, at the library we have pledged to protect your information and will not share the details of the things you read or the materials you check out with anyone. 460 more words

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

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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


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


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


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

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