Tag: libraries

OIFC Releases Annual Report on Challenges to Intellectual Freedom

The Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse (OIFC) recently released its annual report for 2020 detailing all the reported challenges to intellectual freedom from Oregon libraries and schools. The OIFC reports that the number of challenges has gone down this year, but…

Retailing To Schools & Libraries: A CBLDF Retailer Webinar

On May 31, 2019 at 12:00 pm PDT, comic book retailers are invited to join Jennifer Haines, owner of The Dragon, to learn the secrets of selling comics to schools and libraries. More than ever, schools and libraries are eager…

2018 Banned Books Week Handbook Has Arrived!

BANNED BOOKS WEEK IS HERE — CELEBRATE WITH NEW HANDBOOK! Coalition Offers Free Publication to Support Annual Celebration of the Right to Read New York City, New York, September 19, 2018 — Banned Books Week kicks off on Sunday, and…

Yes, Comic Books are “Real Reading”

Lucas Maxwell posted a great (and friendly) reminder the other day, that even though comics are enjoying mainstream popularity on television and at the local multiplex, many parents and teachers still think reading graphic novels don’t really count as reading.…

Last Days to Help CBLDF & Your Local Library!

Libraries are amazing! Comic books are amazing! But for, well essentially, forever they haven’t been able to work out their differences. When you want to check out Promethea – do you look under the author, Alan Moore? The illustrators, J.H.…

CBLDF Needs Your Help! Do You Read, Sell, or Shelve Comics?

Ensuring the freedom to read starts with ensuring the best access to books possible. With that in mind Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has partnered with graduate students at University of Washington iSchool to figure out how everyone finds comic books…

Comic Book Fans & Librarians Needed! For Science!

Ensuring the freedom to read starts with ensuring the best access to books possible. With that in mind, graduate students at University of Washington iSchool have put together a quick survey to improve how we find comic books in libraries. Our library…

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,…

Library Displays Cause Controversy

Displays at libraries in Texas and Maryland have caused furor in their respective communities. In June, the Temple Public Library in Temple, Texas, spotlighted Pride Month with two displays: a rainbow decorated bulletin board that was displayed throughout the month…