For more information contact:
Mr. Ron Titus
|Banned Book Links|
Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2014-2015
From September 27 to October 3, 2015, the Marshall University Libraries will be observing Banned Book Week with a display in the Drinko Library and an updated website. The theme this year is "Readstricted" Visit the website or stop by the display near the IT Service Desk in Drinko to see what has been challenged or banned over the past year. Contact Ron Titus at 696-6575 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
In conjunction with Banned Book Week, you can get your mugshot "Caught Reading a Banned Book" in Government Documents (Morrow Library) on Monday - September 28th and at South Charleston Campus Library on Tuesday and Wednesday - September 29th-30th.
Also, Marshall University Libraries and the ACLU of West Virginia have teamed up with Charleston, WV native and Peabody Award-winning producer Trey Kay for a very special event in celebration of Banned Books Week, September 27th through October 3rd.
Please join us September 30th, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the Drinko 402 Auditorium for a Listening Party and Panel Discussion about the Charleston Textbook Wars. We will be listening to excerpts from Trey's Us & Them Podcast followed by a panel discussion, exploring the differing viewpoints that lead to schools being bombed and buses hit by sniper fire in Kanawha County.
Banned Books Week (BBW) celebrates the freedom to choose and the freedom to express one's opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular, stressing the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them. It is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of American Publishers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the National Association of College Stores. It is endorsed by the Library of Congress' Center for the Book.
Material for this page was obtained from the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom and Books Challenged or Banned in 2014-2015 by Robert P. Doyle.
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