“Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.” —Article 3, Library Bill of Rights
Did you know there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from libraries and classrooms every year? Just last year, the American Library Association recorded 2,571 books targeted for removal, the most since they began tracking more than 20 years ago. Most of the challenged books were written by or about members of the LGBTQIA+ community and people of color. Please join us in celebrating this year’s Banned Books Week (October 1-7) and our freedom to read. You can learn more with our Banned Books library guide. Here are some of the titles on the American Library Association’s lists of Frequently Challenged Books that you’ll find in our collection:
Check one out and exercise your First Amendment rights!
AccessScience added new science-related content in August. New and updated articles include:
Opposing Viewpoints is constantly adding and updating coverage of current events and social issues, perfect for students writing argument papers. Here are some new and recently updated topics:
September 15th through October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month. As President Biden said in his Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2022:
Since the beginning, our country has drawn strength and insights from Hispanic writers, scientists, soldiers, doctors, entrepreneurs, academics, and leaders in labor and government. Our culture has been enriched by the rhythms, art, literature, and creativity of Hispanic peoples. And our deepest values have been informed by the love of family and faith that is at the core of so many Hispanic communities. All of these contributions help us realize the promise of America for all Americans.
Wondering about the dates? September 15th marks the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico celebrates its independence on September 16th and Chile on the 18th.
Learn more with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection and visit these sites for more information:
Check out the new books we added to our collection over the summer. Here are just a few of the new titles:
Just a reminder that the Library provides online access to The Chronicle of Higher Education, including:
Check out The Chronicle today!
AccessScience added lots of new science-related content in May, June, and July. New and updated articles include:
Videos and animations:
If you’re looking for extensive, unbiased coverage of social issues and topics in the news, check out the Reference Shelf series. You’ll find print copies on our shelves and most are also online at Salem Online. The latest three titles are:
Get the facts and have an informed opinion!