The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) provides a forum for the discussion of activities, programs, and problems in intellectual freedom of libraries and librarians.
The IFRT Members Community group is the central hub for discussion, library and events. It is visible to all ALA members but only IFRT members can participate in the conversation.
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Working Book Title: Censorship Is a Drag: LGBTQ Materials and Programming Under Siege in Libraries – Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies
Editors: Jason D. Phillips and Jordan Ruud
Submission Link: https://tinyurl.com/censorshipisadrag
Libraries, long tasked with defending intellectual freedom, find themselves under siege with threats of censorship for carrying gender/sexuality-related materials or holding LGBTQ-related events. Efforts to censor materials and control programming arguably threaten to have a chilling effect on libraries' ability to carry out their core missions. We are soliciting contributions from across the library ecosystem exploring the significance of these threats and how librarians have responded, offering an intellectual and practical toolkit to help libraries make their way through this new intellectual climate.
Topics under consideration might include:
We welcome contributions discussing specific situations, and also reflections of a more general nature on the importance of, and threats to, intellectual freedom.
If you have questions, please feel free to ask the editors:
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