Legislative Digest Fall 2017

Legislative Digest Fall 2017


NJ Libraries Construction Bond Act Passes!

Library Funding Ballot Question Passes with 60% of voters supporting the initiative.

NJ Libraries Build Communities

Topic of Interest! - Free Speech & Campus Communities

In the News!

Congress unlikely to push federal mandate on campus free speech

University of California Opens Center for Free Speech

Free Speech Debate Spreads to Stanford

Webinars, Podcasts, & Additional Resources

“So To Speak” Free Speech Podcast Latest episodes- “Berkeley then and now” and “Viewpoint diversity on campus”

“Student Rights, Protests, and Free Speech” ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom- Archived Webinar

Three new titles address the topic of Free Speech on Campus

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education “FIRE” NJ campus policy review Read the FIRE review of NJ campus policies

ALA Midwinter Event - ALA President’s Program- Are Libraries Neutral?


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Gary Marks, Jr.


NJLA CUS/ NJ ACRL Legislative Representative

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