[OLA-IF-News] Fascinating book - highly recommended

Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney kbrodbeck-kenney at lincolncity.org
Fri Mar 27 11:03:30 PDT 2020

Oh man, I had not even considered that. Major issues there.


Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney, MLIS

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That book sounds great, I'll put it on my list!

I'm really busy right now helping our district get up and running with online learning. The major privacy and security issue right now is the rules around using and recording live video chats with students. So many issues there, since we are essentially entering their homes and letting people into ours.


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Miranda Doyle
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On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 4:40 PM Steve Silver <ssilver at nwcu.edu<mailto:ssilver at nwcu.edu>> wrote:
Thanks for the recommendation, Kirsten. This is on my to-read list, but I'm not there yet. My professional reading is usually done during my lunch break at work, but since I'm working from home with my wife (who is also working from home) lunches are spent with her instead of reading, so I'm actually getting even further behind 🙁 (but I get some more time with my wife, which is good 🙂 ).

I've been sort of keeping up with the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee blog and keeping an eye out for IF issues (like some European countries wanting to use cell-phone location tracking to track potential virus spread). But mostly it's been back-burnered for more pressing issues of figuring out how to run an academic library remotely.

wishing you all peace and wellness in these uncertain times.

My preferred pronouns: He/him/his

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How is everyone holding up? I imagine most of us aren't spending a LOT of time thinking about intellectual freedom in the traditional sense right now, but I have been using some of my work-from-home time to catch up on some professional reading.

Last night I read a fascinating book specifically about freedom of speech on college and university campuses. The book is What Snowflakes Get Right: Free Speech, Truth, and Equality on Campus by Ulrich Baer. I definitely found points to quibble with the author on, but since it's the first book-length treatment on the intersection of freedom of speech and issues of diversity, equity, and equality I've come across, I really appreciated Baer's efforts to take the conversation there. His writing style is enjoyable and sometimes even funny, and he does a great job of putting current free speech debates into context. I think there's a lot here that will inform further conversations about public libraries and other limited public forums.

Anyone else read it? I'd be curious what you thought!


Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney, MLIS



City of Lincoln City  |  Driftwood Public Library

801 SW Hwy 101  |  PO Box 50  |  Lincoln City, OR

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