Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill Making Illinois First State in the Nation to Outlaw Book Bans
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From NBC Chicago:
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is slated to sign legislation on Monday that will prevent libraries from banning or restricting access to books.
The terms of the bill authorize Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias’ office to restrict funding from libraries that don’t adhere to the American Library Association’s Bill of Rights, according to the press release, which says that reading materials should not be removed or restricted because of partisan or personal reasons.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.