SAGE Releases a New Free-to-Read Collection with Research into Academic Freedom and Censorship
From a SAGE News Release:
Sage has launched a new collection of free-to-read research highlighting the effects of academic censorship on democracy, social-emotional learning, higher education, and more.
Categories in the collection include:
- academic freedom
- banned content
- cultures in the classroom
- intellectual freedom
- social emotion learning
Sage’s guaranteed independence means that we are free to focus on our mission and values for the long term, including supporting intellectual freedom. The Banned Books and Academic Freedom microsite is part of Sage’s larger commitment to supporting academic freedom:
- Publishing Index on Censorship, a nonprofit that campaigns for and defends free expression worldwide. They publish work by censored writers and artists, promote debate, and monitor threats to free speech.
- A co-sponsor of the Downs Intellectual Freedom Award, Sage celebrated the 2022 winners, the New College of Florida faculty, librarians, student reporters of The Catalyst, and the Defend New College and Save New College student and alumni organizations. The group took a stand against a Florida mandate to overhaul the school toward a “more traditional liberal arts institution.”
- Putting together a “Banned Books Week Webinar: Navigating Threats to Academic Freedom: Experiences and Needs,” which will feature researchers and higher-ed faculty highlighting the threats to academic freedom and discussing the necessary support needed.
- Affirming a joint commitment to the landmark 1953 Freedom to Read statement, on June 25th, Sage joined ALA and others as a signatory.
Direct to New Collection of Free-to-Read Research
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) 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.