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Book challenges

Book challenges are part of organized movement, not individuals.
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July 25, 2023

Intellectual Freedom

Librarian: an equity-based profession

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May 23, 2023

Intellectual Freedom

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Librarians protecting democracy

Quote by Tracie D. Hall, ALA Executive Director
January 6, 2023

Intellectual Freedom

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ALA Fund helps librarians facing threats, challenges and wrongful termination

Merritt Fund aids librarians facing threats over intellectual freedom.
November 14, 2022

Funding

Voters oppose book bans

And it may surprise some that it is nearly the same on both sides of the political spectrum. According to a recent study conducted by Hart Research Associates and North Star Opinion Research on behalf of the American Library Association, most voters and parents hold librarians in high regard, have confidence in their local libraries to make good decisions about
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July 15, 2022

Intellectual Freedom

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ALA speaks against book bans at U.S. House hearing

June 1, 2022

Intellectual Freedom

Libraries cannot remain neutral about hate, oppression, censorship

In the current climate of well-funded campaigns to control what children read, Melanie Huggins, president of the Public Library Association (a division of the American Library Association), is speaking out in Public Libraries Journal Jan/Feb 2022. She shares that in the past, the diversity of a collection served as a library’s primary (and mostly quiet) act of resistance against hate,
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April 7, 2022

Intellectual Freedom

Take part in the Texas rural broadband survey

Texas’ new office of broadband development is tasked with ensuring that all Texans have access to reliable, high-quality broadband. To allow all corners of the state to be heard, they are inviting Texans to offer their thoughts by completing an online survey. Share it with friends, neighbors, family and colleagues. Survey is open until May 5, 2022.
Texas Broadband Development Office
March 17, 2022

Technology

Broadband Development Office tours the state

To guide the strategic vision of Texas’ new Broadband Development Office, Comptroller Glenn Hegar is touring 12 communities to get Texans’ insights about internet access and collect input to develop the state’s first broadband plan. These events are free, and Texans are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts about broadband services in their communities. This is a great opportunity
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March 7, 2022

Technology