Tag Archives: intellectual freedom

These books changed our lives

All month on the Banned Books Week display table, there was a jar. A label on the jar read “Books change lives.” Next to the jar were slips of paper and pencils. The jar was empty on September 1, but … Continue reading

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The right to stay on the shelf

For the last year, I’ve been collecting articles about book banning attempts around the country and the world. It’s less common to hear about book banning in Massachusetts (though that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen here), but it’s definitely happening … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week: Ideas are incombustible

We’ve written about Banned Books Week once or twice or seven times here before, but shockingly, people around the country and the world are STILL trying to ban books…so we must write again in favor of everyone having the freedom … Continue reading

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Choose Privacy Week

The American Library Association has designated this week (May 1-7) Choose Privacy Week. Now is the perfect time to learn why privacy is important and how to protect yourself. You may not realize it, but librarians have a professional responsibility … Continue reading

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