Want to get involved? The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom offers a wide variety of resources and activities/ideas to get more engaged, such as hosting events and creating interactive displays in libraries, speaking out against book challenges in your local community, and checking out and reading/re-reading one of the (many!) books on the Frequently Challenged Books list.
Spot any favorites on the list? Come celebrate Banned Books Week right here at UAlbany by reading a passage from your most beloved banned book at the Read-Out Uptown in the University Library on September 28th from 8:00-10:00pm – or simply drop in for the post-reading discussion or to hear passages read by others. For more information, contact Amanda Lowe – Information Commons Evening Coordinator – at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the wide variety of books on the Frequently Challenged list are any indication, what constitutes censorship and if and when it is ever appropriate is a hotly debated topic! Learn more about the issues of intellectual freedom and banned books with the following resources, available for checkout from the University Libraries:
For additional assistance researching Banned Books Week and associated concepts, contact the Subject Librarian for Library and Information Studies, Deborah Bernnard.
Blog created by: Rebekah Jarvis-Girtler
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