Information Today, Inc. Corporate Site KMWorld CRM Media Streaming Media Faulkner Speech Technology Unisphere/DBTA
Other ITI Websites
American Library Directory Boardwalk Empire Database Trends and Applications DestinationCRM Faulkner Information Services Fulltext Sources Online InfoToday Europe KMWorld Literary Market Place Plexus Publishing Smart Customer Service Speech Technology Streaming Media Streaming Media Europe Streaming Media Producer Unisphere Research


News & Events > NewsBreaks
Back Index Forward
Threads bluesky LinkedIn FaceBook RSS Feed
Weekly News Digest

June 13, 2023 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

CLICK HERE to view more Weekly News Digest items.

ALA's Freedom to Read Foundation Fights Arkansas Law Restricting Book Access

ALA announced the following:

The Freedom to Read Foundation, [FTRF] the First Amendment legal defense arm of [ALA,] joined a broad coalition of authors, publishers, booksellers, librarians, and readers [as they] filed suit in The United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas, Fayetteville Division, challenging Arkansas Act 372, a law that would restrict access to books in bookstores and libraries located within the state, and in the process violate the First Amendment rights of the state’s reading public. The bill was signed by the Governor of Arkansas on March 30 and is slated to go into effect on August 1, 2023. …

‘The Freedom to Read Foundation stands with our co-plaintiffs in challenging Arkansas Act 372, which threatens to criminalize the work of librarians and booksellers, and empty Arkansas’ library shelves,’ said FTRF Executive Director Deborah Caldwell-Stone. ‘The legislation shows egregious disregard for the work of trusted library professionals and the First Amendment rights of the people of Arkansas. FTRF will always be on the front lines of the fight to preserve the freedom to read, both in Arkansas and throughout the nation.’

For more information, read the press release.

Send correspondence concerning the Weekly News Digest to NewsBreaks Editor Brandi Scardilli

Related Articles

4/30/2024Advocacy Organizations Work to Protect Iowa School Libraries' First Amendment Rights
2/13/2024Freedom to Read Foundation Plans Virtual Program on Intellectual Freedom
9/21/2023ALA Shares Preliminary Data on 2023 Book Challenges
9/7/2023AP Reports on Library Boards and Lawmakers Leaving ALA
8/22/2023ALA Participates in National Voter Registration Day and Continues the Fight for the Right to Read
8/10/2023The Latest News From ALA
5/4/2023ALA Plans Banned Books Week 2023
5/2/2023Some Good News for Libraries
4/11/2023New Cadre of ALA Policy Corps Will Advocate for Libraries and Against Book Bans
4/9/2020Freedom to Read Foundation Launches Webinar Series
4/2/2019Humble Bundle Promotion of No Starch Press Ebooks Benefits the Freedom to Read Foundation

Comments Add A Comment

              Back to top