Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Banned books resource

Forbidden Library is a nice web site for people interested in banned and challenged books. The about page states:

The books listed on my site were all challenged on some grounds by groups who wished to impose restrictions on them. Some were removed from reading lists, some were removed from school or public libraries, some were burned in bonfires. I do not claim that all of the books in my list are for the same age group, nor do I believe they are all equally suitable for academic reading lists. I merely report documented challenges to books, and in some cases poke fun at the rationale used by those who object to the works mentioned.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Canada needs to get with the program

The Business & Human Rights in Vancouver blog reports that a recent Amnesty International report is critical of the Canadian government and its performance in the international arena: read the report for more details.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

40 years and counting

Today is the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom's 40th anniversary. From their web site:

Established December 1, 1967, the Office for Intellectual Freedom is charged with implementing ALA policies concerning the concept of intellectual freedom as embodied in the Library Bill of Rights, the Association’s basic policy on free access to libraries and library materials. The goal of the office is to educate librarians and the general public about the nature and importance of intellectual freedom in libraries.

Happy Anniversary, OIF!