Date: September 28, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Norice Lee, NMSU Library, (575) 646-1508, email@example.com
The NMSU Library joins libraries nationwide in a celebration of the 30th annual Banned Books Week, September 30th through October 6th. Since 1982, Banned Books Week has been both a celebration of intellectual freedom and a campaign to raise awareness about continuing attempts at censorship. It is an annual national event sponsored by the Office of Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association, celebrating the freedom to read, the importance of the First Amendment, and highlighting the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to censorship. Banned Books Week stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them.
For information on banned books and censorship, access the Library’s guide at http://nmsu.libguides.com/censorship. It lists books that have been censored, notes books that have been banned locally, and provides links to more information about censorship and intellectual freedom. For more information contact Susan Beck, Collection Development Coordinator at 646-6171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.