We’re pleased to pass along this information about the ALSC Intellectual Freedom Preconference at ALA’s Annual Conference this summer! For more information, visit the ALSC event page.
Meeting the Challenge: Practical Tips and Inspiring Tales on Intellectual Freedom
2009 ALSC Preconference
Friday July 10, 2009 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Chicago, IL
Designed to shine light on intellectual freedom issues facing librarians today, this preconferece will discuss the right to read as an essential facet of library service to youth. The day will involve practical and pragmatic advice for responding to challenges, debating with the media and dealing with legal issues. Author Judy Blume will conclude the day offering strategies for addressing complaints, and stories to strengthen resolve. Other librarians and intellectual freedom advocates who will be speaking include: Carolyn Caywood, bayside & special service librarian, Virginia Beach Public Library; Carrie Gardner, asst. professor, Kutztown University; John Horany, attorney in the Wichita Falls (Texas) book removal case, Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor Award recipient and Board of Trustees member; James LaRue, director, Douglas County Libraries.
Continental breakfast and lunch included.
Advance (ends 5/22): ALA Member $240; ALSC Member $190; Non-Member $285; Student $180
Onsite (5/22 through day of program): ALA Member $300; ALSC Member $300; Non-member $300; Student $300