Thursday, October 11, 2007

LRWA Research

The LRWA open memo project involves four jurisdictions:
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina

When shelving, please pay special attention to these jurisdictions, as well as to the general legal research materials:

  • American Jurisprudence
  • Corpus Juris Secundum
  • American Law Reports
Thanks for you help.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Banned Books Week

September 29 to October 6 is Banned Books Week. This annual event is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA). In 2006, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) received a total of 546 challenges. A challenge is defined as a formal, written complaint, filed with a library or school, requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness. Public libraries, schools and school libraries report the majority of challenges to OIF.

Celebrate your freedom to read! Click here for more information on books that have been banned or challenged.

“If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.” ---- Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., in Texas v. Johnson