Much of the great intellectual freedom work happening in the American Library Association is done at the division level. Recently, OIF has begun to compile the various publications, resources, and upcoming activities going on, from AASL to YALSA. Take a look at the list below to see some great programs planned for 2009 Annual Conference, and learn who the various IF contacts are in the divisions.
And stay tuned in the coming weeks and months for updates. If you know of other activities or resources, contact Jonathan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 545-2433 x4226.
ALA DIVISION INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM RESOURCES, CONTACTS, AND ACTIVITIES
CONTACT: Helen Adams, Chair IFC. email@example.com
- AASL wiki entry on IF:http://aasl.ala.org/essentiallinks/index.php?title=Intellectual_Freedom
- “What Is Intellectual Freedom?” brochure – 2008: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/aaslissues/intellectual_freedom_brochure0608.pdf
- KQWeb Intellectual Freedom 101, Nov./Dec. 2007 (articles to be available through an AASL database)
- Program at 2009 ALA Annual Conference (Chicago, IL) – “Minors’ Rights in School Library Media Centers”; Saturday, July 11, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
- Preconference at 2009 AASL National Conference (Charlotte, NC) – “Law for School Librarians: Knowing Minors’ Rights”; Thursday, Nov. 5
- Session at 2009 AASL National Conference (Charlotte, NC): “Ethics in a 2.0 World,” unscheduled as yet
- Three-year plan
- Listing of state AASL Affiliate intellectual freedom contacts: http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oif/ifgroups/stateifcchairs/stateifcroster/roster.cfm
- Developing list of activities to be done this spring: “What Your State Intellectual Freedom Committee Can Do”
- ACRL IFC Blog: http://www.acrl.ala.org/ifc/
- Statement: “Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries” (2000): http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/publications/whitepapers/intellectual.cfm and http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/publications/whitepapers/principles.pdf
- Poster & Flyer (“What would the founders say about intellectual freedom and academic libraries?”) for distribution on campuses
- Program at 2009 ALA Annual Conference (Chicago, IL) – “Academic and Intellectual Freedom Climate on Campus–Are our Freedoms Secure in the Next Generation?”; Saturday, July 11, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
- Collecting best practices for protecting and promoting intellectual freedom in academic libraries
CONTACT: Michael Wright, ALCTS liaison to IFC. firstname.lastname@example.org (ALCTS does not have a standing intellectual freedom committee)
CONTACT: Michael Santangelo, Chair IFC. email@example.com
- In the process of putting up page on ALSC website to help with challenges
- Preconference at 2009 ALA Annual Conference (Chicago, IL) – ” ALSC Preconference- Meeting the Challenge: Practical Tips & Inspiring Tales on Intellectual Freedom”; Friday, July 10, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. **This event has been canceled.**
- Co-sponsoring program with GLBTRT @ 2009 ALA Annual Conference (Chicago, IL) – ” What Makes Tango So Scary? Serving Your Whole Library Population, Intellectual Freedom, and Censorship of LGBT Children’s Books”; Sunday, June July 12, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
- Coordinating “youth division” program at 2010 ALA Annual Conference (Washington, DC) – “Finding the Balance: Kids’ Rights …”; Sunday, June 27, 2010 1:30-3:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Deborah Miller, Chair IFC. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Program at 2009 ALA Annual Conference (Chicago, IL) – “Change is in the Air: How Intellectual Freedom Affects You in Your Library”; Saturday, June 11, 10:30-noon
- OIF/ALTAFF staff in planning stages for online intellectual freedom training for library trustees
CONTACT: Melora Ranney Norman, ASCLA liaison to IFC (ASCLA does not have a standing intellectual freedom committee); email@example.com
CONTACT: Aimee Fifarek, LITA liaison to FTRF; firstname.lastname@example.org (LITA does not have a liaison to IFC)
Note: the LITA Technology and Access committee deals with Intellectual Freedom. The current chair is David J. Nutty, email@example.com
- Program at 2009 ALA Annual Conference (Chicago, IL) — “Net Neutrality and Its Implications for Libraries”; Sunday, June 12, 10:30 a.m. — noon. Ft. Alan Inouye, Director OITP; Gregory Jackson, CIO University of Chicago; Clifford Lynch, Director CNI
CONTACT: Jim Teliha, LLAMA liaison to IFC (LLAMA does not have a standing intellectual freedom committee); firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT: Kent Oliver, Chair IFC ; email@example.com
- Intellectual Freedom Community of Practice on PLASpace: http://plaspace.org/groups/intellectual-freedom (access limited to members)
- Book – “Defending Access with Confidence: A Practical Workshop on Intellectual Freedom” by Catherine Lord (2005) (See http://www.pla.org/ala/mgrps/divs/pla/plapublications/plapublist/index.cfm)
- OIF has proposed a program for the 2010 PLA National Conference, March 23-27, Portland, OR
- Gordon M. Conable Award is presented annually at ALA’s Annual Conference – http://www.pla.org/ala/mgrps/divs/pla/plapublications/plapublist/index.cfm
CONTACT: Karen Jung, Chair, Access to Information Committee; firstname.lastname@example.org
- The RUSA Access to Information Committee has developed a “Right to Access” statement (Is this available online?)
Issues in Access to Information: A Bibliography http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/rusa/archive/protools/issuesinaccess/issuesaccess.cfm
- Two programs on privacy at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference (Chicago, IL) http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/rusa/events/annual09/index.cfm
- “The Secret Life of Our Data: Privacy in the Digital Age” – Saturday, July 11, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., RUSA STARS
- “Who Cares About Privacy? Boundaries, Millennials and the MySpace Mindset” – Sunday, July 12, 10:30 a.m. – noon, RUSA MARS
CONTACT: Holly Anderton, Chair IFC; email@example.com
- Book: “Hit List for Young Adults 2: Frequently Challenged Books” (2002) http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2191
- Committee Web page: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/aboutyalsab/intellectual.cfm
- YALSA Intellectual Freedom Resources: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/profdev/intellectual.cfm
- YALSA wiki page on challenges: http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/Challenges_Section
- YALSA wiki page with bibliography: http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/Bibliography
- Coordinating 2009 ALA Annual Conference Program (Chicago, IL): “Walk the Line: The Fine Line Between Selection and Censorship” – Monday, July 13, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This is a joint AASL/ALSC/YALSA program.
- The YALSA IFC also contributes to the YALSA blog. See http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/author/ifcommittee/