Entries Tagged as ‘Office for Intellectual Freedom’

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 […]

November 25, 2013

John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award nominations deadline extended

http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2013/11/john-phillip-immroth-memorial-award-nominations-deadline-extended The John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award honors intellectual freedom fighters in and outside the library profession who have demonstrated remarkable personal courage in resisting censorship. The award consists of $500 and a citation. Individuals, a group of individuals or an organization are eligible for the award. Sponsor and Deadline The John Phillip Immroth Memorial […]

October 30, 2013

IFRT accepting nominations for 2014 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award

  The American Library Association (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is seeking nominations for its 2014 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award. The John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award honors intellectual freedom fighters in and outside the library profession who have demonstrated remarkable personal courage in resisting censorship. The award consists of $500 and a citation. […]

October 30, 2013

IFRT accepting nominations for 2014 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award

The American Library Association (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is seeking nominations for its 2014 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award. The biennial award is presented for the best published work in the area of intellectual freedom and consists of $500 and a citation. Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 1, 2013. The award was […]

June 28, 2013

Five for Friday: intellectual freedom activities today at #ALA2013

In addition to weaving through the hundreds of thousands of Blackhawks celebrants descending on downtown Chicago, here are five great programs/meetings/events going on today at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference: 1. IFC I & II – 8:30-10:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m, Palmer House, Water Tower Parlor The ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee will be discussing […]

June 14, 2013

Utah Library Association IFC receives the 2013 Gerald Hodges IF Chapter Relations Award

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces that the Utah Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee is the recipient of the 2013 Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award. The Intellectual Freedom Committee of the Utah Library Association built “a strong Intellectual Freedom cohort in the State of Utah. In […]

April 18, 2013

Free webinar on reporting and responding to challenges to library materials

Register now for “Defend the Freedom to Read: Reporting Challenges” Challenges to library materials take place in schools and libraries across this country every day. One of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom’s primary duties is to track challenges and to provide support to librarians, teachers, library workers, trustees, and others who are dealing with these […]

April 16, 2013

Amnesty International USA receives the 2013 John Philip Immroth Memorial Award

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces that Amnesty International USA is the recipient of the 2013 John Philip Immroth Memorial Award. Amnesty International USA has supported intellectual freedom for 52 years. “Of special recognition is Amnesty International’s approach to Banned Books Week, said Immroth Award Chair Charles Kratz. […]

April 2, 2013

Planning for Choose Privacy Week? Free April 9 Webinar Offers Ideas for Programming and Outreach

Are you preparing for Choose Privacy Week? Join ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and librarians across the country next week for a free webinar to discuss how your library can observe Choose Privacy Week,   ALA’s annual education and awareness campaign that invites library users into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital […]

February 26, 2013

Free webinar on self-service holds March 19!

Is your library considering a move to self-service holds (also known as open-shelf holds)? Such systems have enabled many libraries to successfully continue user hold services despite staff cuts and budget reductions. But some of these systems may compromise privacy and confidentiality by linking personally identifiable information with the specific materials on hold. Such practices […]

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