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Intellectual freedom stories from a shifting landscape

Author: Valerie Nye
Publisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
"This book shares stories of censorship that librarians have experienced in their libraries. Those facing censorship challenges can find support and inspiration in this text"--

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Intellectual freedom stories from a shifting landscape
Chicago : ALA Editions, 2020
(DLC) 2019055288
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Nye
ISBN: 0838947263 9780838947265
OCLC Number: 1134461203
Description: xviii, 186 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I: Protected by policy. 1. Give them library cards! / Carrie Valdes --
2. The Vitruvian Man and a threat to burn down the art library / Megan Lotts --
3. Adventures in book court / Sandra Parks --
Part II: Public events. 4. Black Lives Matter die-in: library space as an intellectual freedom issue / Raina Bloom and Carrie Kruse --
5. Exposing a community: drag queen storytime in rural America / Jennifer Stickles --
6. Did we just normalize extreme views and make the library an unsafe place? / Daniel Forsman --
Part III: Difficult conversations. 7. A library's response(ability) in #MeToo / Leah Shlachter --
8. Promoting intellectual freedom through a social book group / James Allen Davis and Hadiya Evans --
Part IV: Institutional decisions. 9. The storage closet / Shana Chartier --
10. The fox and the hedgehog: when libraries are behind bars / Erin Boyington --
11. Widely read teens become well-rounded adults / Lisa Hoover --
12. Y colorin colorado, este cent se ha acabado [Snip, snap, snout, this tale's told out] / Care Fenoll Clarabuch --
Part V: Patrons challenging material. 13. Transgender children's books in the public library / Tom Taylor --
14. Restoring EBSCO: the power of coalition and rapid response / Rebekah Cummings and Peter Bromberg --
15. "Bullshit hatred from cover to cover": Islamophobia in the age of Trump / Lorena Neal --
16. Anywhere USA / Joan Airoldi --
Part VI: Cultural sensitivity. 17. "Just get rid of them": American Indian children's literature in the tribal college library / Rhiannon Sorrell --
18. Censorship and sensibility / Lara Aase.
Responsibility: edited by Valerie Nye.


Rather than merely laying out abstract policies and best practices, this important new collection gathers real-world stories of intellectual freedom in action to illuminate the difficulties,  Read more...


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