Intellectual Freedom programs at 2010 ALA Annual Conference

Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE), Freedom to Read Foundation, Intellectual Freedom Committee, Intellectual Freedom Round Table, LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund, Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference, Office for Intellectual Freedom

There is an abundance of intellectual freedom programming scheduled for next month’s ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.  For a full list, visit the Annual Conference Wiki page on intellectual freedom programs.

Here are some highlights:

  • Thursday, June 24, 1-5 p.m.: IFRT Preconference, “Who Do I Trust to Protect My Privacy: Privacy Conversation Deliberative Forum and Moderator Training.”  $25
  • Friday, June 25, 4-5 p.m.: IF101
  • Saturday, June 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: IFRT Program, “Burning Man, Libraries, and the 21st Century: The Intersection of the Individual and Society”
  • Sunday, June 27, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Ethics Program, “Ethics in a Digital World: Using Policies to Guide Professional and Personal Presence in Social Networking Spaces”
  • Monday, June 28, 10:30-Noon: IFC/COL Program, “Privacy, Libraries, and the Law”
  • Monday, June 28, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: IFC/AAP Program, “Blasphemy: When Religious Values Clash with Intellectual Freedom Values”

And of course, do not miss the Opening General Session, featuring frequently banned/challenged author, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison!  Saturday, June 26, 5:30-7:00 p.m.  The FTRF Roll of Honor winner also will be honored at that event.

To register for the conference, visit