Libraries in the developing world are often some of the best – if not only – resources for providing information about health and sexuality to their communities. Next week’s webinar, Access to Health Information and Education in the Developing World, will discuss these issues with a focus on two countries: Nigeria and Mexico. This is the third and final webinar in the “Intellectual Freedom across the Globe” series cosponsored by OIF and the IFLA Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE).
Participants in this webinar will gain an understanding of how libraries and library organizations can work – both in their communities and globally – to improve access to information on basic health care, HIV/AIDS, and more.
Date: Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. Central Standard Time, 1600 GMT
Cost: 30 USD — ALA members/members of IFLA institutional members; 35 USD — General attendees
Note: There will be a small number of free spaces for participants who otherwise could not afford to participate. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Jonathan Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Archived recordings of all “Intellectual Freedom across the Globe” webinars will be available for sale one month after the live events. Participants in the live events will have free access to the archived recordings.
For more information and to register, visit http://www.ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/issues/classes/health_and_libraries.cfm. For information about the webinar series, visit http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oif/oifprograms/webinars/index.cfm.
Barbara M. Jones is the Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom at the American Library Association and executive director of the Freedom to Read Foundation. She has been active for 25 years in the field of intellectual freedom issues. Her previous activities include the work in the FAIFE (Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression) IFLA Standing Committee, IFC Privacy Subcommittee, and Intellectual Freedom Round Table at IFLA. She is currently an ACRL Legislative Advocate and has also served on state Intellectual Freedom Committees in Iowa and Minnesota. As a FAIFE trainer and expert advisor, Barbara has developed curricula and training programs, and conducted workshops internationally.
Alejandra Martinez del Prado works at the School of Medicine Library of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) as a reference librarian. She is also responsible for coordinating remote access to the digital library to all the school community and has great participation in the digital collection development. She is a very active member of the Mexican Library Association (AMBAC) and is the representative of the Health Sciences Libraries Section of AMBAC. She has a Masters degree in Library and Information Science. She is a member of the IFLA FAIFE Committee for the period 2009-2013. She has experience with FAIFE training workshops for librarians from Latin American countries such as the Internet Manifesto workshop and Access to information on HIV/AIDS through libraries.