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VIDEO: Augusta Baker Diversity Lecture Series – Dr. Barbara Jones

March 26, 2020 Intellectual Freedom and Censorship My talk will concern how intellectual freedom and social justice sometimes clash in such situations as hate speech. I will use a recent example, from the Urbana, IL Free Library, of the controversy over the use of sex/gender terminology and dialogue re: LGBTQ people. The questions: Should libraries […]

Selina Sharmin on Reaching Immigrant Populations

The makeup of our communities is changing. Immigrants continue to come to New York and other cities to find a better life, but suburbs and even rural areas have become destinations as well. Libraries, being the most democratic of our institutions, have always tried to meet the needs of the entire community. Many immigrants, however, […]