Entries Tagged as ‘Special Events’

March 28, 2014

“404 Day” next Friday: EFF sponsoring teach-in on internet filtering in libraries

Via Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), next Friday is April 4, aka 4/04, or 404. On that day, the EFF is sponsoring a “digital teach-in” about internet filtering in libraries and the Children’s Internet Protection Act.  OIF Deputy Director Deborah Caldwell-Stone will join Sarah Houghton (San Rafael Public Library/Librarian in Black blog) and Chris Peterson (MIT’s Center […]

March 26, 2014

FTRF Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grant applications now open

Cross-posted on Freedom to Read Foundation Blog Applications for Banned Books Week 2014 event grants via the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund are now open.  Applications will be accepted through April 30.Click here to apply: http://www.ftrf.org/?2014_KrugBBW.  Here are the application guidelines: Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grant application guidelines 1. Event outline should […]

March 12, 2014

‘Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your Public Library’ receives the 2014 Eli M. Oboler Award

  The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces that “Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your Public Library: Scenarios from the Front Lines” by June Pinnell-Stephens is the recipient of the 2014 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award. The award will be presented to Pinnell-Stephens at the ALA Annual Conference in Las […]

October 24, 2013

Stop Watching Us: Join the Rally Against Mass Surveillance

This Saturday, October 26th, on the 12th anniversary of the signing of the USA PATRIOT Act, StopWatching.us, a coalition of over 100 advocacy organizations and individuals across the political spectrum (including the American Library Association) will host the largest rally against against NSA surveillance in Washington, DC. Beginning at 12PM, in front of Union Station, marchers will deliver […]

July 29, 2013

Tomorrow: Free Google Hangout “Revisiting CIPA 10 Years Later”

Re-posted from ALA Washington Office’s District Dispatch Blog Join us tomorrow for “Revisiting CIPA 10 Years Later,” a national online symposium that will consider the impact of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) on access to electronic information. Librarians nationwide can join the virtual conversation with two Google Hangouts on Tuesday, July 30. The first […]

June 18, 2013

Programs, Meetings & Social Events at #ALA2013

The 2013 ALA Annual Conference is 9 days away! For a list of programs, meetings, and events sponsored by the Office for Intellectual Freedom, IFC, FTRF, IFRT, the Merritt Fund & the Committee on Professional Ethics, check out our main Conference programs page.  You can also do a search for “intellectual freedom” on the handy […]

June 17, 2013

Platt, Feingold win FTRF Roll of Honor Awards

Reposted from FTRF Blog Congratulations to Judy Platt and Russ Feingold for being named to the Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor!  Read about their awards here. Judy is an FTRF Trustee and past president, who has been a major ally and supporter over her decades of work at the Association of American Publishers. Feingold was […]

April 17, 2013

Countdown to Choose Privacy Week, May 1-7

In this era of “Big Data,” we know that our location, our phone calls, our purchases, our Facebook posts and our web site visits are being monitored, recorded, collected, and stored.  But too often we can’t tell who’s collecting our data, or how they’re making use of our personal information. During Choose Privacy Week, May […]

April 9, 2013

Ethics Matters! Join OIF for a half-day preconference in Chicago

The ALA Committee on Professional Ethics invites you to join a half-day preconference offered during the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago this summer! “Ethics Matters: Ethical Decision-Making for Librarians and Information Professionals” will provide attendees with practical tools for resolving the daily ethical issues librarians face. Dr. Nancy Zimmerman will lead this highly interactive […]

January 27, 2013

Happy Sweater Vest Sunday!

Check out the #sweatervestsunday feed on Twitter for some fantastic photos. Visit the Q&A we posted last week.  And most importantly, remember to let us know about challenges to library materials!

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