Join the Cato Campus Library as we celebrate Banned Books Week and your freedom to read!
When: Sept 25 – Oct 1, 2016
Where: Cato Campus Library, CT 315 Building III
Banned Books, the First Amendment, and the ALA!
THE FIRST AMENDMENT
Aside from the freedom of speech, religion, the press, and peaceable assembly, the First Amendment also protects, the freedom of expression of thoughts, ideas, and opinions, and if not for institutions like the library, many of these thoughts, ideas, and opinions would go virtually unnoticed.
From a historical standpoint, the library has been a staunch supporter of public enlightenment and the freedom of open access- all of which present as challenges to censorship.
Within this context, organizations like the ALA (American Library Association) have worked to uphold the First Amendment and the provisions that it provides.
Founded in 1876, the ALA has long played a key role in promoting intellectual freedom, literacy, and education http://www.ala.org/aboutala/, and it is for this reason and many others, that the Cato Campus Library along with the ALA is supporting your right to freely create, publish, and read–by celebrating Banned Books Week.
For more information on the event and a list of banned books: go to http://www.ala.org/bbooks/
Stop by the Cato Campus Library to view our own Banned Books Display!