Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Upcoming ALA Intellectual Freedom Events

ALA and various ALA divisions are presenting a variety of IF events this year. Some that may interest you are:


Program at 2009 ALA Annual Conference (Chicago, IL) - “Minors’ Rights in School Library Media Centers”; Saturday, July 11, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Preconference at 2009 AASL National Conference (Charlotte, NC) - “Law for School Librarians: Knowing Minors’ Rights”; Thursday, Nov. 5


Program at 2009 ALA Annual Conference (Chicago, IL) - “Academic and Intellectual Freedom Climate on Campus—Are our Freedoms Secure in the Next Generation?”; Saturday, July 11, 3:30-5:30 p.m.


Preconference at 2009 ALA Annual Conference (Chicago, IL) - ” ALSC Preconference- Meeting the Challenge: Practical Tips & Inspiring Tales on Intellectual Freedom”; Friday, July 10, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Co-sponsoring program with GLBTRT @ 2009 ALA Annual Conference (Chicago, IL) - ” What Makes Tango So Scary? Serving Your Whole Library Population, Intellectual Freedom, and Censorship of LGBT Children’s Books”; Sunday, July 12, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Program at 2009 ALA Annual Conference (Chicago, IL) - “Change is in the Air: How Intellectual Freedom Affects You in Your Library”; Saturday, July 11, 10:30-noon


Two programs on privacy at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference (Chicago, IL)

“The Secret Life of Our Data: Privacy in the Digital Age” - Saturday, July 11, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., RUSA STARS

“Who Cares About Privacy? Boundaries, Millennials and the MySpace Mindset” - Sunday, July 12, 10:30 a.m. - noon, RUSA MARS


Coordinating 2009 ALA Annual Conference Program (Chicago, IL): “Walk the Line: The Fine Line Between Selection and Censorship” - Monday, July 13, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. This is a joint AASL/ALSC/YALSA program.

From: http://www.oif.ala.org/oif/