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Happy 75th to the Library Bill of Rights!

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Something to celebrate for all who value intellectual freedom.  ALA’s OIF urges us to share!  (Sorry to be a day belated.) Today we are pleased to commemorate the 75th anniversary of ALA’s adoption of the Library Bill of Rights on June 19, 1939 at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. The document – which is the basis for the [...]

ALA’s Launches “Liberty” and the Privacy Toolkit

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In a powerful, proactive reminder of the principles for which our profession stands, yesterday ALA announced the launch of ALA Liberty, a new website that contains tools libraries can use to host educational sessions and public forums that help Americans understand their First and Fourth Amendment rights. ALA Liberty offers guides and tip sheets for libraries as [...]

Michelle’s orientation & our #bwad e-book!

I asked Michelle Luhtala if she’d allow me to share her approach to high school freshman orientation. For me it speaks volumes about the spirit of today’s library and where we all aspire to go in terms of intellectual freedom. It speaks with student voice. It introduces principles and responsibilities.  It emphasizes trust.  It emphasizes [...]

Wikipedia to go dark tomorrow in opposition to SOPA/PIPA

You may want to warn the kids about this. You may want to chat with them about it too.  (Read Digital Shift, ALA’s PIPA, SOPA and the OPEN Act Quick Reference Guide, and my previous post for background.) The official release from the Wikimedia Foundation: English Wikipedia to go dark January 18 in opposition to [...]