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Banned Books Week 2016: Diversity and dialogue

Banned Books Week 2016: Diversity and dialogue

Banned Books Week 2016 starts on September 25 and highlights diversity.  This year I’m reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot.  A Knoxville, TN parent thought the book had “too much graphic information” for a high school assignment (Doyle, 2016, p.7). It can spark other sorts of conversation as well. […]

By September 22, 2016 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
Banned Books Week 2015

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 […]

By September 24, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
Citing the series

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 […]

By October 9, 2014 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
Banned Books Week 2014: Experiencing the comic

Banned Books Week 2014: Experiencing the comic

This year’s Banned Books Week (Sep. 21-27) features comics and graphic novels.  Ironically I covered comics last year.  This time I’ll discuss one graphic novel, Riyoko Ikeda’s The Rose of Versailles. Oscar is a girl raised as a boy and trained as a soldier.  As Commander of France’s Royal Guard […]

By September 18, 2014 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
Banned Books Week 2013: Taking comics seriously

Banned Books Week 2013: Taking comics seriously

This year’s Banned Books Week starts Sunday, September 22.  This year’s website covers, among other challenges, an attempted ban of the graphic novel Persepolis.  This particular case highlights the role of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) in Banned Books Week. The CBLDF has been a regular co-sponsor of […]

By September 19, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
Banned Books Week Past and Present

Banned Books Week Past and Present

Image courtesy of the American Library Association Another Banned Books Week (Sep. 30-Oct. 6, 2012) is upon us. Since this year marks the 30th anniversary of the event, the American Library Association has an interactive timeline of notable banned books. One past Banned Books Week I took part in a […]

By September 27, 2012 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Banned book information

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 […]

By September 29, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy