Guest Posts on SafeLibraries
- "The Battle for Public Libraries: Censorship and Law in Missouri; Guest Post by Lisa Grant," 11 September 2013.
- "Censorship, Parenting, and YA Literature: The Perks of Being a Wallflower; Guest Post by Katelyn Bright," 7 April 2013.
- "Time to Ban Patrons Instead of Filtering Porn in Public Libraries; Guest Post by 'Adult Services' Librarian," 27 July 2012
- "High School Student on Censorship," 10 January 2012.
- "School Bullies Girl to Promote Political Push for Perks By Displaying In Class Video of Girl's Parents; School Board Misleads Parents Opposing School Book So Only Book Supporters Attend Public Meeting; Media Touts Total Victory And Leaves Out Bullying and Political Trickery; Guest Writer Aldo DeVivo Speaks Out," 6 May 2011.
- "Librarians are Guardians of a Trust, by Jo Ellen Ringer, Notus Public Library Director and Guest Writer," 10 April 2011.
- "Public Libraries: Their Potential to Improve Sex Education, by Kristin Davis, Guest Writer," 16 November 2010.
- "One Man Changed Library Policy And Explains How," 2 April 2008.
Authors Writing on SafeLibraries
While not strictly a guest blog post, many authors and a school superintendent commented extensively here:
- "Kentucky School Superintendent Exposes False Cries of Censorship; Removes Educationally Unsuitable Books from Curriculum Despite Being on ALA's List for Reluctant Readers," 30 November 2009.
And here are children writing sweet letters to author Trenton Lee Stewart, in the comments. The author responded in the comments as well! This is the blog post about which I am most happy:
- "Seeking Author Trenton Lee Stewart; A Child Requests his Response to her Excellent Letter," 1 October 2008.
Posts Consisting Principally of the Writings of Others
- "Libraries Allowing Porn Are Wrong; Donna Rice Hughes of Enough Is Enough Explains Why," featuring:
"FIRST PERSON (Donna Rice Hughes): Porn—In Your Public Library?," by Donna Rice Hughes, Baptist Press, 27 May 2011.
- Librarians Library Porn Problem Detailed by the Library Journal's Annoyed Librarian," featuring:
"The Problem of Library Porn for Librarians," by Annoyed Librarian, Library Journal, 4 May 2011.
- "Will Manley Outs Library Profession as the Only One in the World That Wants Children to Have Access to Pornography; Annoyed Librarian Says Some Librarians Sound Like Smut Peddlars," featuring:
"3 Ways to Get Blackballed in the Library Profession," by Will Manley, Will Unwound, #428, 26 April 2011.
- "The Anything Goes ALA is Out of the Mainstream by Defending the Right of Children to Access Pornography in Public Libraries," featuring:
"Intellectual Freedom Begins at Home," by Will Manley, Booklist, 1 October 2003.
- "Phyllis Schlafly Exposes ALA Fraud; Banned Books Week is Ridiculous Event; Censorship Claims are Fraudulent," featuring:
"The Silliest Celebration," by Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum, 4 December 2009.
- "AFP Says SafeLibraries is 'Clearing House For Information About Challenging Books'; ALA Uses 'Hyperbole' Regarding So-Called Banned Books Week," featuring:
"US Libraries Hit Back Over Challenges to Kids Books," by Sara Hussein, Agence France-Presse [AFP], 6 September 2009.
- "It's Not Censorship, It's Parenting! -- Best Explanation Ever for What's Wrong With the American Library Association and its Effect on Public School Libraries," featuring:
"It's Not Censorship, It's Parenting! Removing Books That are Inappropriate For Our Kids is Not the Same as Banning Books," by Erin Manning, MercatorNet.com, 18 November 2009.
- "Sensible Censorship: Surfing for Porn Shouldn't Be a Public Library Service," featuring:
"Sensible Censorship: Surfing for Porn Shouldn't Be a Public Library Service," by Elizabeth Hovde, The Oregonian, 11 July 2009.
- "Library Director Extols Internet Filtering; Porn Should Be Excluded From Libraries; Dynamite Reading For Library Directors, Trustees and Patrons," featuring:
"Filtered Internet: Safe, Appropriate, by Dean Marney, The Wenatchee World, 2 July 2009.
- "Child Molester is Library Board Member Who Mocked Parents Complaining About Internet P-rn in Gwinnett County Public Library," featuring:
"Man, 44, Arrested in Child Sex Case; Suspect is Member of the Library Board," by Alex P. Joyner, Gwinnett Daily Post, 29 July 2008.
- "Scandal: ALA Intimidation Squelches Free Speech; Ethical Violations, Threats and Personal Attacks Gag and Censor ALA Opponents to Avoid Open Debate," featuring:
"[ifforum] Chair of IFC on Intimidation of Councilors & Librarians," by Walter Skold, American Library Association, 24 July 2008.
- "American Troops Defamed by ALA Councilor Peter McDonald," featuring:
"[alacoun-ro] [alacoun] Re: Fwd: The Same Old Mis- Corrections," by Peter McDonald, American Library Association, 25 June 2008.
Guest Bloggers Welcome
SafeLibraries is happy to provide a forum for anyone to speak, even those who may be critical of what I am reporting or the way I report it. I will add hyperlinks and graphics and perhaps background information. The posts will appear on the main blog and be linked on this page.
Guest writers may entertain questions and respond in the comments section of the individual blog posts. The comments are not moderated so they will post as soon as published, unless Google imposes a temporary block. You may delete your own posts. I can delete anyone's.
I am likely the only source that will provide a medium for people to speak their minds on issues they would never dare say to their library director, etc. This is intended for people to provide notice to others, and it will reach many in the library community. Guest bloggers can stay as anonymous as needed to protect their careers (so much for intellectual freedom). I will not disclose email addresses or any other identifying information without permission.
To see how many views your guest post is getting, go to http://live.feedjit.com/live/safelibraries.blogspot.com/0/.
When providing people with a hyperlink to your blog post, right click on the title and select Copy Link Location or the like. That way you use the post's URL—http://safelibraries.blogspot.com/2011/05/school-bullies-girl-to-promote.html, not the blog's URL—http://safelibraries.blogspot.com/, as the latter will change depending on the latest blog post posted.