Banned Books Week 2015

  Each year I post about Banned Books Week.  I do so because information literacy addresses the social issues around information (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015).  Banned Books Week 2015(September 27-October 3) will focus on young adult books. Paint Me Like I Am: Teen Poems (WritersCorps, 2003) was challenged twice in one period.  Read More…

Citing the series

Image from freeimages.co.uk A few weeks ago I shared my anime adventure with Rose of Versailles.  Since the show (Dezaki et al., 2013) had numerous credits, I adapted standard APA reference format to cite it.  This practice brought home two points about citations. First of all real-life sources are often messier than are the examples Read More…

Banned book information

Image courtesy of the American Library Association. October 1 marks the end of Banned Books Week.  Do you have some favorite banned books?   Though I have many favorite books, I often use dictionaries, and The Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary was in Robert P. Doyle’s  Books Challenged or Banned in 2009-2010, a list compiled from reports in Read More…