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Comic & Graphic Novel ALA Group Needs Your Help!

April 24, 2018
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Comic & Graphic Novel ALA Group Needs Your Help!

Back in December, it was announced that comic books and the librarians who love them will soon have more support from the creation of a Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Round Table. The current incarnation of the group, Graphic Novels & Comics Member Interest Group, GNC MIG, has assisted with educator and librarian events…

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ALA Members Establish Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table

December 7, 2017
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ALA Members Establish Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table

Comics and the librarians who love them will soon have a more stable home within the American Library Association, thanks to the establishment of a Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Round Table which will have a budget for programming, resource development, and other initiatives. The Round Table represents the next step in the evolution…

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Free Webinar Paves Way for Successful Banned Books Week

September 11, 2017
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Free Webinar Paves Way for Successful Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is only two weeks away! With many libraries across the country in full preparation mode for the annual celebration of the freedom to read during the week of Sept. 24-30, ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Public Library Association are teaming up for a webinar to help make the event a…

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Proposed Federal Budget Cuts Funding to Local Libraries and Museums

March 21, 2017
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Proposed Federal Budget Cuts Funding to Local Libraries and Museums

Media coverage of cuts in the proposed federal budget unveiled by President Trump last week has focused on several well-known and important programs: the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the federal funds disbursed to Meals on Wheels. But largely overshadowed by those cuts is the proposed elimination…

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Author Shares Cautionary Tale of Censorship for Banned Books Week

September 27, 2016
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Author Gayle Pitman has seen first-hand how far censors will go to have a book pulled from their community after her own book, This Day in June, became a target in Hood County, Texas. Pitman shares her story and a cautionary tale of the effects of censorship for Banned Books Week on the American Library…

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Join CBLDF in Orlando this Weekend for ALA Annual!

June 24, 2016
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Join CBLDF in Orlando this Weekend for ALA Annual!

Join CBLDF in Orlando this weekend, June 24 – 28 for the American Library Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition! We’ll be at booth 509 with the debut of our Manga Book Club Handbook; the sixth issue of CBLDF Defender, our quarterly news magazine; and much more! CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein and Editorial Director Betsy…

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Comics Shine in ALA Youth Media Awards

January 12, 2016
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Comics Shine in ALA Youth Media Awards

For the second year in a row, comics made an impressive showing in the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards! The winners and honorees for 2016 were announced early yesterday morning, and six graphic novels or memoirs were among the books recognized across all award categories. In ALA Award terminology, Honor Books are those that…

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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Joins Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees

May 14, 2015
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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Joins Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees

Today, CBLDF is proud to announce that CBLDF Executive Director Charles Bownstein has been elected to a two-year term on the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Board of Trustees! FTRF “is a non-profit legal and educational organization affiliated with the American Library Association. FTRF protects and defends the First Amendment to the Constitution and supports the…

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Three Graphic Novels Among ALA’s Ten Most Challenged Books of 2014

April 13, 2015
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Three Graphic Novels Among ALA’s Ten Most Challenged Books of 2014

Graphic novels made a big splash in 2014, including first ever Caldecott and Newbery honors. But they also made their way into one of the places we hate to see them most: ALA’s 2014 Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books. This week is National Library Week, and along with the celebration of libraries, we also…

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ALA Objects to Proposed Flagging of Books from Banned/Challenged Lists

October 23, 2014
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ALA Objects to Proposed Flagging of Books from Banned/Challenged Lists

Amidst the can of worms opened up when the Dallas-area Highland Park Independent School District recently suspended and then reinstated seven books on approved reading lists, it is important not to overlook one particularly alarming practice. Currently the district is considering a proposal to identify “objectionable texts” using the American Library Association’s annual lists of…

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