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The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) provides a forum for the discussion of activities, programs, and problems in intellectual freedom of libraries and librarians.

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  • 1.  Senate Hearing on Book Bans

    Posted Sep 12, 2023 09:46 AM

    https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/committee-activity/hearings/book-bans-examining-how-censorship-limits-liberty-and-literature

    Illinois own Secretary of State and award-winning professor and author, Emily Knox speaking to the US Senate Commitee on the Judiciary on how censorship and book bans limit liberty and literature. 



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    Kristin Pekoll, CAE
    Conference and Continuing Education Manager
    Illinois Library Association
    kristinjpekoll@gmail.com
    She/Her/Hers

    #UniteAgainstBookBans
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  • 2.  RE: Senate Hearing on Book Bans

    Posted Sep 12, 2023 09:52 AM
    I have been watching. 

    Jim Neal
    University Librarian Emeritus 
    Columbia University
    ALA President 2017-18
    ALA Honorary Member
    http://www.columbia.edu/~jneal








  • 3.  RE: Senate Hearing on Book Bans

    Posted Sep 12, 2023 10:25 AM

    As am I. Librarians are undeniably amazing. I am proud of us always, but more so especially today. Thank you Dr. Knox for speaking truth to power.

     

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