Category: Intellectual Freedom Round Table
Fall IFRT All Membership Gathering
The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) invites all current members to attend our fall All Member Gathering of IFRT on Friday, October 22nd, 2021 from 4pm-5pm (Central Time). This virtual gathering will feature Banned Books Week show and tell, trivia, and time to chat and meet other IFRT members.
IFRT Member Spotlight – Sarah Burchart
This month we would like to highlight IFRT Member Sarah Burchart.
Get Active: New IFRT Chair Rhonda Evans Shares Her Plans, Priorities, and Passion
Rhonda Evans rose from ALA Emerging Leader to Chair of the Intellectual Freedom Round Table in just one year – and shows no signs of slowing down. She brings expertise, energy, and encouragement to her new IFRT leadership role, and invites all library workers to get involved in intellectual freedom issues. Keep reading to learn about Evans’s journey, perspectives on intellectual freedom, and priorities as IFRT Chair for 2021-22.
IFRT Member Spotlight – Eldon Ray James
This month we would like to highlight IFRT Member Eldon “Ray” James.
Explore Intellectual Freedom in these #ALAAC21 Sessions!
The ALA Annual Conference offers numerous opportunities to explore and celebrate intellectual freedom. This post highlights fourteen intellectual freedom-themed conference sessions, including live panel discussions and on-demand sessions, the Intellectual Freedom Awards Celebration, and business meetings. As you plan your #ALAAC21 calendar, consider adding these sessions to your schedule!
IFRT Member Spotlight – Katie Chamberlain
This month we would like to highlight IFRT Member Katie Chamberlain.
The Merritt Fund
The LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund has made a huge difference for many people who have found themselves in difficult employment and defense of intellectual freedom situations. Read about Karla Shafer’s story.
IFRT Member Spotlight – Julie Hornick
This month we would like to highlight IFRT Member Julie Hornick.
“So That Teachers May Freely Teach and Students May Freely Learn”: Safeguarding the Future of Academic Freedom with Henry Reichman
Government interference in classroom curricula. Financial pressures and conflicts of interests. The death of tenure. Trigger warnings, cancel culture, censorship, and the chilling effect. With all the pressures threatening open inquiry and free expression on campus, you might wonder: “Does academic freedom have a future?” Join the IFRT Reads community to explore this question with Oboler Award-winning author and academic freedom scholar, Henry Reichman, and his 2019 book, The Future of Academic Freedom.
IFRT Member Spotlight – Molly Dettmann
This month we would like to highlight IFRT Member Molly Dettmann.