Here are today’s intellectual freedom-related activities happening Friday at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC:
- The Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) will have the first of three business meetings this morning from 8:00-12:30 p.m., in Room 204A of the Washington Convention Center (WCC). For those who haven’t seen the IFC in action, it’s worth checking out. (Also, read chair Martin Garnar’s overview of the process at http://www.oif.ala.org/oif?p=1088.)
- The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) has its first business meeting from 1:30-5:00 p.m. in WCC 204A. IFRT is the best avenue for members to get involved in the IF activities of the Association. Come check it out!
- For those new to conference, new to the Association, and/or new to the profession, definitely come to IF101, 4:00-5:00 in WCC 147B. A fast-paced and informative overview of the programs and other IF activities at this conference.
- The Exhibits open at 5:30 p.m. Find OIF material at the Membership Pavilion, buy some affordable jewelry (and support the Freedom to Read Foundation) at Carolyn Forsman’s booth #2535, and pick up the brand new Intellectual Freedom Manual (8th Edition) and Banned Books Week material at the ALA Store.