August 13, 2010...8:14 am

Video from Annual Conference: IF Issues Briefing

OIF is pleased to share the first of several videos from our outstanding programs at ALA’s 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, DC! First up is the Intellectual Freedom Issues Briefing Session from June 27th. The video is available online here.

This program features two speakers — Theresa Chmara and Dee Venuto — who highlight recent developments around today’s cutting edge intellectual freedom issues of meeting room policies, Internet filtering, and challenges to library materials.  For more information on this session, please read our previous blog post here.

Theresa Chmara’s talk considers the recent Alliance Defense Fund campaign, targeting libraries whose meeting room policies limit or restrict religious activities in the library, while Dee Venuto presents on the recent banning of Revolutionary Voices from multiple New Jersey libraries. Theresa presents first and Dee’s presentation begins at approximately the 34 minute mark.

We wish to thank our excellent speakers and ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee Chair Martin Garnar, who served as moderator, for this wonderful and enlightening program!

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