Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week 2018 is September 23-29. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or have been restricted in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.

Here are the top ten challenged or banned books of 2017, as tracked by the American Library Association:

A new Library database on women in social movements

Looking for information on an aspect of women’s history in the U.S., like who was involved in the beginning of the feminist movement, or info on the Equal Rights Amendment Movement, or more about Chicago’s Hull House, founded by Jane Addams?

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 is a new MVCC Library database containing primary sources, archival materials, and films that covers the history of women in social movements in the U.S. Take a look, and remember you can access all of the Library databases from off campus!

The 2016 Vice Presidential Debate

-from Politico (politico.com), by Daniel Strauss

When is the vice presidential debate?

The vice presidential debate will take place on October 4 at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

What time is the vice presidential debate and how long is it?

The debate will start at 8:00 p.m. Central Time and is scheduled to run for 90 minutes without commercial breaks.

Who is in the vice presidential debate?

Sen. Tim Kaine, a Senator from Virginia and Hillary Clinton’s running mate, will debate Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana and running mate to Donald Trump. Pence is a first term governor of Indiana who previously served over a decade in Congress. Kaine is a former Democratic National Committee chairman who also served as governor of Virginia and mayor of Richmond.

How can I watch the vice presidential debate?

The debate will be broadcast on all major television networks and cable channels. C-SPAN will also air the debate.

Who will moderate the vice presidential debate?

Elaine Quijano of CBS News will be the debate’s sole moderator. She is a correspondent for CBS News and an anchor for CBSN, the digital streaming network for CBS. This election, Quijano covered 2016 debates and both the Republican and Democratic national conventions for CBS. In 2011, Quijano revealed in a CBS Evening News report that the White House did not send condolence letters to the families of military personnel who had committed suicide. That report spurred the Obama administration to reverse that policy. Quijano, a Chicago-area native of Filipino descent, is also the first Asian American moderator for a general election debate.

What is the format of the vice presidential debate?

The debate is divided into nine 10 minute segments. Quijano will start each segment with an opening question and then Kaine and Pence will each have two minutes to respond. Quijano will also use the leftover time in each segment to dive deeper into the discussion topic.

How have Pence and Kaine been preparing?

Pence has held mock practice debates with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker standing in for Kaine. In Kaine’s preparation, Robert Barnett, a high-profile Washington lawyer, has been playing Pence.