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We’re pleased to welcome back the James P. Adams Library of Rhode Island College!

Rachel Carpenter, Associate Professor, Reference/Government Documents and Judith Stokes, Associate Professor, Serials Librarian, just shared their program with us:

In its fifth year of participation in the September Project, the James P. Adams Library of Rhode Island College (Providence, RI) will have a month long exhibit of selected new works about Democracy – as a political process and a political and educational philosophy; as a form of governing and as a driving force for civic engagement and social change. A bibliography of the titles in the exhibit is available from our library’s website. www.ric.edu/adamslibrary

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for the third year in a row, the university of haifa library is participating in the september project. as iris igra writes, “As we did in previous years at the University of Haifa Library, we prepared a small website in memory of the 11 September. This year our 11 September website includes an annotated list of books and movies about this subject that arrived at the library during 2006-2007.”

so much of the september project is about memory, so it’s nice to see the university of haifa library archiving their events – from 2006 and from 2005 – over time.

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planning a september project event for teens? consider using kids, know your rights! a young person’s guide to intellectual freedom, a four-page electronic publication that can be downloaded for free.

kids, know your rights

using kid-friendly language, the brochure is divided into six sections: 1) a brief introduction to the history and importance of intellectual freedom in the US; 2) challenges to the first amendment (especially in libraries); 3) defending intellectual freedoms (including an excellent set of suggestions for young people interested in fighting censorship); 4) issues of privacy and confidentiality; 5) respecting, listening to, and learning from the opinions of others; and 6) an annotated reading list of seventeen fiction and non-fiction titles for further exploration.

kids, know your rights! was written by members of the intellectual freedom committee of the association for library service to children (ALSC), a division of the american library association (ALA), and beautifully designed by amanda o’brien of skokie (IL) public library.

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