On Display

Banned Book Week 2012

Banned Books Week

From September 30 to October 6, 2012, the Marshall University Libraries observes Banned Book Week with a display in the Drinko Library and an updated web site. For 30 years the sponsors of Banned Books Week have defended anti-censorship. Visit the web site or stop by the display near the Reference Desk in Drinko to see what has been challenged or banned over the past year. Contact Ron Titus at 696-6575 or with questions.

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.