Cover: Journal of Intellectual Freedom vol. 3, no. 2-3 (Fall-Winter 2018)

Vol 3, No 2-3 (2018): Fall-Winter

With this issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (JIFP), we begin including a new section of News, focused on drag queen story hours. These are events, often coordinated through a national non-profit group, at which drag queens (and sometimes kings) read books and sing songs with children—just like any other story time at a library, except with an exciting guest leader.

As the popularity of these events has spread, so has anger, concern, and hatred over them. The Office of Intellectual Freedom (OIF) and JIFP firmly support the right of public libraries to decide what programming is appropriate for their local communities, including the presentation of drag queen story times. These events introduce and reinforce concepts of tolerance, respect, compassion, and self-worth—which seem like messages that all can benefit from.


Vol 1, No 1 (2016): Spring

We are so pleased to introduce the first issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (JIFP). JIFP is an expansion of The Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom (NIF), published between 1952 and 2015. Ever mindful of serials librarians’ woes, we hereby state that this new publication is a continuation of NIF, but begun over with vol. 1, no. 1.

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