Tag Archives: censorship

book burning threat makes headlines in WI challenge dispute

I read this CNN article about a group in Wisconsin who has been fighting with the West Bend Community Memorial Library over the group’s desire to have a long list of YA books moved to the adult section of the … Continue reading

Posted in haters | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Judith Krug, 1940 – 2009 champion of intellectual freedom

We’re starting National Library Week on a bittersweet note with an obit in Library Journal for Judith Krug. Judith Krug was a huge personal inspiration for me since before I even started library school. She had been the head of … Continue reading

Posted in librarians | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Topeka Library Board Restricts Access to Four Books

Library Journal put up a quick article about the Topeka Library Board’s decision from yesterday to restrict access to four books with sexual themes. I was following most of the meeting, in realtime with photos by keeping an eye on … Continue reading

Posted in libraries | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

ACLU: Internet content filters, not for governments to decide

“Government imposed censorship is very different from censorship imposed by a parent.” “Internet content filtering does in fact have flaws… It overblocks.” Thanks to Sarah for the heads up and kudos for the ACLU using your research. I find that … Continue reading

Posted in hi | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

…also talked about a record for a penis.

Michael Sauers starts a small blog discussion about the Guinness Book of World Records causing trouble in school libraries based on a longer back and forth on the SYSTEMS mailing list including this interesting comment. [thanks david]

Posted in books | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments