The intellectual freedom blog is a tool sponsored by the office for intellectual freedom for use within ala membership and for outreach beyond oif lively commentary, opinion, and reaction to posts are welcome but may be moderated by oif staff. How can intellectual freedom promote library and librarian advocacy in this edwebinar, michelle luhtala, library department chair at new canaan (ct) high school, and kristin pekoll, assistant director at the ala’s office for intellectual freedom, answer these questions and many more all librarians are invited to watch this recorded session. Intellectual freedom the principles of intellectual freedom--the idea that a democracy is dependent upon free and open access to ideas—are hallmarks of the library and education professions.
Intellectual freedom for intellectual development by: david moshman intellectual development, the development of the intellect, is the emergence of increasingly sophisticated forms or levels of cognition, the progress of understanding, reasoning, and rationality. Intellectual freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction it provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause or movement may be explored. Intellectual freedom is the right to freedom of thought and of expression of thought as defined by article 19 of the universal declaration of human rights, it is a human right article 19 states: the modern concept of intellectual freedom developed out of an opposition to book censorship. Libraries have a tradition of protecting the privacy of readers as the cornerstone of intellectual freedom we recognize that freedom of thought and expression begins with freedom of inquiry, the ability to read and explore ideas without the chilling effect of government surveillance or societal disapproval.
Dr gloria flaherty recognized on national level for promoting civil rights, equal access to education and anti-censorship wilmington college professor emerita dr gloria flaherty was selected to receive one of three 2018 intellectual freedom awards presented by the national council of teachers of english (ncte. With the updated seventh edition of the intellectual freedom manual, librarians have practical support at hand to address these troubling problems this bible for intellectual freedom include libraries, havens for the free exchange of ideas and information, face wide-ranging challenges relating to privacy and censorship from government, special. Intellectual freedom is a specific form of freedom of speech: it implies the right to investigate and talk about issues and ideas that authority figures may prefer not to have discussed. Communicate the library’s position on intellectual freedom to the public by explaining what intellectual freedom means (that it is a broad set of principles intended to guard against censorship), you may gain more community support.
The staff and administration of earl gregg swem library support the principles of intellectual freedom the library endorses unrestricted first amendment freedoms for all its patrons. The intellectual freedom page with resources from the cooperative children's book center news, issues, education, and resources from the freedom to read foundation resources for banned books week. Peter wood is the president of the national association of scholars recent campus protests and, more importantly, the often anemic responses to those protests by responsible campus officials, have once again put a spotlight on issues of intellectual and academic freedom.
Prepared by the intellectual freedom committee of the california school library association, 2004 resource links the csla intellectual freedom resource page has been prepared to assist librarians and other school personnel in dealing with intellectual freedom issues at their school sites. Intellectual freedom we are strongly committed to intellectual freedom it is one of our guiding principles and the cornerstone of all public libraries we support freedom of speech and the right of every person to access knowledge, and all information protected by the us constitution, without censorship or limitation of any kind. When you need the office for intellectual freedom (oif), you need it now many mornings in the office at the american library association (ala) headquarters in chicago begin with a panicked call or email: a school principal yanked a book from the shelf. Ala's office for intellectual freedom (oif) is charged with implementing the intellectual freedom policies of the american library association through educating librarians and the public about 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. Intellectual freedom includes the right to free expression, where an individual or group may fully engage in the quality and diversity of thought and expression, and develop their own views and expressions without being coerced and/or inhibited the right to privacy is essential for intellectual freedom.
Intellectual freedom news find breaking news, commentary, and archival information about intellectual freedom from the tribunedigital-chicagotribune articles about intellectual freedom. “having the freedom to read and the freedom to choose is one of the best gifts my parents ever gave me” ― judy blume tags: banned-books , banned-books-week , books , censorship , freedom-to-read , ideas , intellectual-freedom. Intellectual freedom intellectual freedom accords to all library users the right to seek and receive information on all subjects from all points of view without restriction and without having the subject of one's interest examined or scrutinized by others.
The florida library association intellectual freedom committee, chaired by robin shader, has revised and updated the fla il freedom manual on may 9, 2014 the fla executive board has reviewed the new version, approved it and expressed its appreciation for the hard work and dedication provided by this fla committee. Intellectual freedom is a core value of the library profession, and a basic right in our democratic society a publicly supported library provides free, equitable, and confidential access to information for all people of its community. Presented by the ila intellectual freedom committee freedom to choose what materials shall be available in libraries is a core concern and this honorarium recognizes the sharing of that responsibility by others.
Eric is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the institute of education sciences (ies) of the us department of education. Intellectual freedom by admin august 28, 2013 protection from harassment: all members of the college community are encouraged to communicate differing perspectives community members are also, however, entitled to work and live in an environment free of harassment therefore any network activity that violates the college’s harassment policy. Intellectual freedom encompasses the freedom to hold, receive and disseminate ideas without restriction viewed as an integral component of a democratic society, intellectual freedom protects an individual's right to access, explore, consider, and express ideas and information as the basis for a self-governing, well-informed citizenry.