OIF is partnering with the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF) to present three one-hour webinars in February for library trustees on the topic of controversial materials in library collections.
The webinars, entitled “Controversial Materials in the Library: Supporting Intellectual Freedom in Your Community,” are intended to help trustees understand the basics of intellectual freedom in libraries. They will cover information on collection development policies, procedures for handling challenges to library materials, and tips on responding to controversies that may arise. Angela Maycock, OIF Assistant Director, will lead the webinar series.
The webinars will be offered:
- February 17, 2010, 4-5:00 p.m. EST,
- February 23, 2010, 2-3:00 p.m. EST, and
- February 26, 2010, noon-1:00 p.m. EST.
Each session will include the same content. Registration is limited to 60 participants per session. The cost is $49 for individuals, $39 for ALTAFF members, and $95 for a group of two or more attendees at the same location.
To register for “Controversial Materials in the Library: Supporting Intellectual Freedom in Your Community,” visit http://www.ala.org/oif/onlinetrainings or call ALA Customer Service at (800) 545-2433 x5.