Banned Books Week events celebrate freedom to read

A display of well known banned or challenged books on display in Troy University's library as part of the 2016 Banned Books Week celebration.

A display of well known banned or challenged books on display in Troy University's library as part of the 2016 Banned Books Week celebration.

Troy University has been putting the spotlight on censorship and free speech with a series of Banned Books Week events this week at the campus libraries in Troy, Dothan and Montgomery.

Banned Books Week is an annual, national campaign that encourages students to exercise their freedom to read by calling attention to banned or challenged books…

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Traveling postcards exhibits to showcase Alabama’s historic streets, buildings

This postcard, depicting a nighttime view of Gadsden's Broad Street, is one of several historic postcards from the Wade Hall Collection.

This postcard, depicting a nighttime view of Gadsden's Broad Street, is one of several historic postcards from the Wade Hall Collection.

Beginning in October, Troy University Libraries will present a pair of traveling exhibits created by faculty members of historical postcards showcasing cities and towns from around Alabama as a part of the lead-up to Alabama’s bicentennial celebration.

The exhibits will feature postcards, ranging from the early 1900s to the 1960s, from the Wade Hall Collection…

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Library upgrades encourage collaboration, innovation

The library's new innovation lab promotes collaboration and creative thinking for students working on group projects or research.

The library's new innovation lab promotes collaboration and creative thinking for students working on group projects or research.

The library on Troy University’s Troy Campus has recently undergone major renovations this fall, both on the technological and practical side.

Dr. Chris Shaffer, dean of library services, wanted to see upgrades for students in all areas: access to information, comfort and overall library experience.

“This is a constant battle in the library,” he said….

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Troy University Libraries receive 2016 Banned Books Week grant

Troy University English professor Dr. Kirk Curnutt, here displaying a selection of banned books, will deliver a lecture on intellectual freedom.

Troy University English professor Dr. Kirk Curnutt, here displaying a selection of banned books, will deliver a lecture on intellectual freedom.

Troy University Libraries will hold events in recognition of Banned Books Week later this month at the Dothan, Montgomery and Troy Campuses thanks to a grant from the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.

TROY Libraries, one of only six organizations to receive the grant, will receive $1,000 to help fund Banned…

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