**UPDATE – Intellectual Freedom across the Globe webinars were recorded and are now available for purchase. Visit http://www.oif.ala.org/oif?post=3122 for details.**
Registration is now open for “Intellectual Freedom across the Globe,” a series of three webinars on international issues related to free speech, censorship, and access to information in libraries and beyond. The webinars will be held during November 2011, and feature speakers from several countries. The series is co-sponsored by ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Committee for Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression, and covers the following topics:
“Comics, Graphic Novels, Manga, and Libraries” — Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, 9:00 a.m. Central Standard Time [1500 GMT]. Speakers: Charles Brownstein, Executive Director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund; Yasuyo Inouye, Professor, Dokkyo University, Japan; and Angela Maycock, Assistant Director, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom.
“Religion, Free Expression, and Libraries” — Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, 10:00 a.m. Central Standard Time [1600 GMT]. Speakers: Paul Sturges O.B.E., Professor Emeritus, Loughborough University and Professor Extraordinary, University of Pretoria, United Kingdom; Almuth Gastinger, Senior Research Librarian, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway; and Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Deputy Director, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom.
“Access to Health Information and Education in the Developing World” — Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, 10:00 a.m. Central Standard Time [1600 GMT]. Speakers: Alejandra Martinez del Prado, Reference Librarian, School of Medicine Library of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico; and Barbara Jones, Director, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom.
To register, or for more information, please visit http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oif/oifprograms/webinars/index.cfm.