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Beyond Banned Booksby Kristin Pekoll

Equitable access to information for all, including underserved populations, is a core value of librarianship. The growing awareness of where this inequality persists has led many professionals to take steps to advance social justice within their institutions, from creating book displays about the Black Lives Matter movement or LGBT History Month to hosting programs by potentially controversial speakers. But while libraries are often well-versed in protecting the right to read books, many lack policies and experience in addressing censorship of resources and services. This resource from Pekoll, Assistant Director of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), uses specific case studies to offer practical guidance on safeguarding intellectual freedom related to library displays, programming, and other librarian-created content. Essential for library directors, administrators, marketers, and programming staff, Beyond Banned Books

  • spotlights case studies drawn from public libraries, schools, universities, and government agencies dealing with library displays, artwork, programs, bookmarks and reading lists, social media, and databases;
  • summarizes possible complaints and controversies related to each area;
  • draws connections between the...
Last updated 09/26/2022 by P. Higo
Trotskyists on Trial: Free Speech and Political Persecution Since the Age of FDR (EBOOK)

by Donna T. Haverty-Stacke Passed in June 1940, the Smith Act was a peacetime anti-sedition law that marked a dramatic shift in the legal...

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An Unfinished Revolution : Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women's Rights (EBOOK)

  by Marguerite Kearns Through the lens of one family's history, An Unfinished Revolution tells the story of the suffrage movement and...

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dereck Normally, the Research Blog describes library resources that might be useful to students and faculty. However, today we are departing from that mission to recognize Former Head of Circulation at the McNichols Campus Library Betty Nelson's son Derick who was killed seven years ago, May 9, 2015. Today's blog is a reprise of a blog posted that summer.

It happens everyday. Everyday you watch the news and there is another story about a senseless shooting in some part of Detroit. If you pay any attention at all, it's only to shrug and think to yourself what's wrong with this city? Another anonymous casualty. But on May 9, 2015 a member of the library family, the Detroit Mercy family, became the victim. Betty Nelson's only child, Derick, was gunned down in the parking lot of his gated community apartment.

Derick6.1Derick earned his Bachelors in Computer and Information Systems and Masters in Information Assurance from Detroit Mercy. He worked in the library during the years he was attending school here and was well known and well liked by many among the Detroit Mercy community. Derick was a brilliant, creative and giving individual. He was the kind of person who would do anything for you. That may...

Last updated 05/08/2022 by J. Eisenstein
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Welcome-in-various-languages The Detroit Mercy librarians are happy to welcome new and returing students to the to the library.  Here is some news you can use.

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