Celebrate the Right to Read and Think Freely!
Schedule of speakers and presentations
Thursday, September 28, 2017
The American Library Association’s Banned Books Week is September 24-30, 2017.
Carlson Library, Third Floor, follow the signs from the elevator
"Censorship and Self-Censorship; the Media In the Age of Trump"
Friday, October 6, 7-9 p.m. Room 1005
Carlson Library, First Floor
Paulette D. Kilmer, Communication Department, 419-530-4672, firstname.lastname@example.org
Glenn Sheldon, Honors College, 419-530-3261, email@example.com
Arjun Sabharwal, University Libraries, 419-530-4497, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Mitchell, UT Alumnalknisel@hotmail.com
Josie Schreiber, ToledoLove Mobile Children's Library Founder, email@example.com, and
Jessica Harker, Independent Collegian, firstname.lastname@example.org
This year's hashtag is
The freedom to read is essential to our democracy. It is continuously under attack. Private groups and public authorities in various parts of the country are working to remove or limit access to reading materials, to censor content in schools, to label "controversial" views, to distribute lists of "objectionable" books or authors, and to purge libraries. These actions apparently rise from a view that our national tradition of free expression is no longer valid; that censorship and suppression are needed to counter threats to safety or national security, as well as to avoid the subversion of politics and the corruption of morals. We, as individuals devoted to reading and as librarians and publishers responsible for disseminating ideas, wish to assert the public interest in the preservation of the freedom to read.
Read the complete statement on the ALA Website