Even More Intellectual Freedom and Privacy Programs in Anaheim!

Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference

Here are more opportunities to discuss and learn about Intellectual Freedom, ethics, and privacy at ALA’s Annual Conference in Anaheim.

And don’t forget to check out these Intellectual Freedom programs, posted earlier this week.

AASL President’s Program: Intellectual Freedom: A Core Value
Saturday, June 28
10:30 a.m.-Noon
Ballroom E, Anaheim Convention Center
Sponsored by AASL

The 2008 AASL President’s Program will revisit the school librarian’s commitment to one of the two core values of the profession, intellectual freedom. The keynote speaker is Susan Patron, author of the controversial 2007 Newbery Medal book The Higher Power of Lucky and retired Juvenile Materials Collection Development Manager at the Los Angeles Public Library. Followed by a reaction panel which includes an elementary school librarian (Catherine Beyers, Lacrosse, WI), a secondary school librarian (Cassandra Barnett, Fayetteville, AR), and an author/member of AS IF! Authors Support Intellectual Freedom.

Intellectual Freedom: “Who’s View?” Hot Topics
Sunday, June 29
10:30 a.m.-Noon
Sponsored by ALTA

This program will be presented by a panel with the latest Hot Topics in libraries about intellectual freedom issues.

Ethics in the Age of Web 2.0

Sunday, June 29
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Disney Adventure Room
Sponsored by AASL Independent School Section

The ALA Code of Ethics for Librarians has served school and youth services librarians for almost 70 years. How has it supported the intellectual freedom of school and public library youthful users? Does it continue to offer us the guidance we need to face the new challenges and new roles we face in a socially networked, rapidly changing digital world? What needs updating? What’s missing? What has aged well? A panel of experts, library educators, and practitioners will discuss ethical issues associated with social technologies, privacy, intellectual property, censorship, access to information, leveling and labeling a collection, and selection.

Helen Adams, Retired

Debbie Abilock, Consultant/Co-Founder, Noodle-Tools, Inc.
Terry Young, Librarian, West Jefferson High School
Rebecca Butler, Associate
Professor, Northern Illinois University
Candace Morgan, brief history of COE, review current Code of Ethics
Cassandra Barnett, resisting censorship, access to information
Christine Sherman labeling collections
Frances Jacobson Harris, ethics and Web 2.0
Andrew Medlar, ethics in an urban youth library setting

Nancy Kranich, protecting intellectual property & the Creative Commons

Is There a Right to Information Literacy? Academy Responsibility in the Information Age
Sunday, June 29
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Salon F, Anaheim Marriott
Sponsored by ACRL Committee on Ethics and ACRL Instructional Section
Track: User Services; Literacy and Learning

Various institutions have discussed the relationship between economic development and information literacy, and the role of information literacy in society. What is the duty of academia to ensure that college graduates are information literate? Are postsecondary educational values violated when these skills are not provided to students? This program explores professional and ethical considerations regarding IL and ways of empowering librarians as we foster change. Speakers will help define the critical issues related to academic responsibility.

Speakers: Lorie Roth, Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, California State University; Stephanie Sterling Brasley, Manager, Information Literacy Initiatives, California State University; Penny Beile, University Librarian, University of Central Florida

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