Tag Archives: censorship

Webinar: Protect the freedom to read in your library

Washington, D.C. Public Library, Photo by Phil Freelon

What do you do when a patron or a parent finds a book in your library offensive and wants to take it off your shelves? How do you remain sensitive to the needs of all patrons while avoiding banning a title? How can you bring attention to the issue of book banning in an effective way? In this 1-hour webinar ... Read More »

Revisiting the Children’s Internet Protection Act: 10 Years Later

It’s been ten years since the Children’s Internet Protection Act–the law that requires public libraries and K-12 schools to employ internet filtering software in exchange for certain federal funding–was upheld by the Supreme Court as constitutional. During the past decade, how have libraries coped with the law’s filtering requirements? What can be done to ensure open and equitable access to ... Read More »

Reminder: Free Google Hangout “Revisiting CIPA 10 Years Later”

Mark your calendars for “Revisiting CIPA 10 Years Later,” a national online symposium that will consider the impact of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) on access to electronic information. Librarians nationwide can join the virtual conversation with two Google Hangouts on July 30. The first Hangout will start at 11 a.m. EDT and focus on an “Introduction and Overview ... Read More »

Join free Google Hangout July 30: Revisiting CIPA 10 Years Later

The American Library Association (ALA) and Google, Inc., will host national library, education, technology, legal and policy experts for a national symposium considering the impact of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) on access to electronic information July 29 and 30. Librarians nationwide can join the virtual conversation with two Google Hangouts on July 30. The first Hangout will start ... Read More »