Intellectual Freedom News 10/27/17

Intellectual Freedom News

October 27, 2017 – Collated by OIF Staff and News Interns

Intellectual Freedom Highlights

  • Securing Patron Privacy, ALCTS webinar on Wednesday, November 8 at 1 pm Central; “Article III of the ALA Code of Ethics reads “We protect each library user’s right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.” But do we, when those materials are online? Can we? How?”
  • Tackling Fake News, an American Libraries Live Webcast on Wednesday, November 1 at 1 pm Eastern; “How can help our users filter the real from the fake? How can we maintain our professional obligation to ensure equal access to information in a politically charged time where it seems like not all information is created equal?”



See this week’s additional privacy news and updates on the Choose Privacy Week blog.


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