Entries Tagged as ‘Freedom & Privacy’

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 18, 2013

FTRF, ALA join efforts to protect privacy and increase transparency around surveillance

Cross-posted to the FTRF Blog and Choose Privacy Week The Freedom to Read Foundation and American Library Association have joined with dozens of technology firms and other civil liberty organizations in calling on the Obama Administration and Congress to increase transparency surrounding government surveillance efforts. In a letter released this morning, FTRF, ALA, and the other groups led by […]

June 30, 2013

Seven for Sunday: Intellectual Freedom activities today at #ALA2013

We’re halfway through what’s been a fun, provocative, and invigorating 2013 ALA Annual Conference - and there’s tons more on the schedule. After 5 for Friday and 6 for Saturday, today we bring you the 7 best IF happenings today (including, unfortunately, THREE separate programs from 1:00-2:30 p.m.: 1. Intellectual Freedom Committee/Committee on Legislation Joint Meeting – 8:30-10:00 a.m., […]

January 15, 2013

IFAction Round-Up, January 1-13, 2013

The Office for Intellectual Freedom sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. Click here to subscribe to this list. For an archive of all list postings since 1996, visit the IF Action archive. Below is a sample of articles from January 1-January 13, 2013.   […]

November 28, 2012

Call for Action: Tell Congress to Protect Online Privacy

The Electronic Computer Privacy Act (ECPA) is scheduled for markup tomorrow, Thursday, November 29th, in the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC). Originally enacted in 1986 as a means of addressing telephonic wiretapping, at a time when technology was less complex and the Internet had not yet become a ubiquitous means of communication, ECPA is no longer […]

August 15, 2012

IF Action Round Up August 6-12, 2012

OIF sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. To subscribe to this list, visit http://lists.ala.org/wws/subscribe/ifaction. For an archive of all postings to the list since 1996, visit http://lists.ala.org/wws/arc/ifaction. Below is a sample of articles from August 6 – […]

July 25, 2012

IFAction Round Up July 16-23, 2012

What is your vote for biggest story of the week? Tell us in the comments or vote on Facebook! OIF sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. To subscribe to this list, visit http://lists.ala.org/wws/subscribe/ifaction. For an archive of all postings to […]

May 18, 2012

IF Action Round Up May 11-17, 2012

What is your vote for biggest story of the week?  Tell us in the comments or vote on Facebook! OIF sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. To subscribe to this list, visit http://lists.ala.org/wws/subscribe/ifaction. For an archive of all […]

May 7, 2012

Choose Privacy Week 2012: Why We Should Care About Privacy

Doug Archer, chair of the Privacy Subcommittee of ALA’s Intellectual Freedom Committee (ALA-IFC), closes our Choose Privacy Week observance with a thoughtful reflection on why individuals should care about privacy: Why We Should Care About Privacy by J. Douglas Archer, Reference and Peace Studies Librarian, University of Notre Dame, and chair of the ALA-IFC Privacy Subcommittee It never […]

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